Posts tagged “British Heart Foundation”

New research links non-O blood types with elevated heart attack risk

May 2nd, 2017

A new study suggests that you may have a slightly higher risk of having a heart attack if you have a non-O blood type. Scientists in the Netherlands believe that people who have A, B or AB blood types have a greater likelihood to have a heart attack than those who have blood type O. Findings from […]

A Third of Heart Attack Patients Given Wrong Diagnosis

August 30th, 2016
A Third of Heart Attack Patients Given Wrong Diagnosis

A third of patients are given the wrong diagnosis after a heart attack, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Leeds found that almost a third of people in England and Wales are given the wrong initial diagnosis following a heart attack. They found that women are more likely than men to […]

Genetically Inherited Heart Conditions Could be Detected Through New Blood Test

February 19th, 2016
Genetically Inherited Heart Conditions Could be Detected Through New Blood Test

According to the British Heart Foundation, there is a new blood test that could help to diagnose people with inherited heart conditions. Researchers who were funded by the charity discovered that by observing a particular group of genes, they could reliably identify underlying heart problems. The new test follows the death of Sir David Frost’s […]

Smaller Portions Lead to Smaller Obesity Rates, Experts Say

September 15th, 2015
Smaller Portions Lead to Smaller Obesity Rates, Experts Say

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have called for smaller portion sizes in a bid to reduce rates of obesity. Researchers carried out a review of more than 60 studies and found that reducing portion size could make a major difference to rates of obesity in the future. The research team found that people are […]

Number of Donors in the UK Drops for First Time in 10 Years

July 21st, 2015
Number of Donors in the UK Drops for First Time in 10 Years

The number of organ donors in the UK has fallen for the first time in more than ten years. Figures show that the number of people who were willing to donate their organs last year fell by 3 percent compared to the previous 12 month period. Despite the decline, figures are still considerably higher than […]

Wales Push Ahead for E-Cigarette Ban

June 9th, 2015
Wales Push Ahead for E-Cigarette Ban

Under a new public health law, people are to be banned from the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed places like work, pubs and restaurants in Wales. The changes are likely to take place in 2017 and it will be the first to come into force in Britain. It has already split opinions among medical and health groups, […]

Expert Calls for Cardiac Screening in Athletes

May 19th, 2015
Expert Calls for Cardiac Screening in Athletes

A leading doctor has called for cardiac screening in athletes, just days after two Belgian footballers died suddenly. Dr Paolo Adami, from the Institute of Sport Medicine and Science of the Italian Olympic Committee, believes that screening should be introduced in a bid to spot potentially fatal heart abnormalities among elite performers. Dr Adami recently […]

Stroke Association Warns of Increased of Strokes Among Younger People

May 12th, 2015
Stroke Association Warns of Increased of Strokes Among Younger People

The Stroke Association has issued a warning over the risk of strokes among young people following a study that suggests more and more working age people are suffering strokes. A study conducted by the Stroke Association shows a significant increase in hospital admissions among men aged 40-54 between 2000 and 2014. In 2014, 6,221 men […]

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