Latest British Heart Foundation Stories

Fried Foods Are Okay When Using Healthier Oils
2012-01-25 09:24:37

A new study has found that the link between fried foods and heart disease is not true when it comes to using olive or sunflower oil for frying.

2011-12-23 09:17:42

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan for coronary heart disease is better than the most commonly-used alternative, a major UK trial of heart disease patients has shown.

2011-10-13 10:25:22

New research has found that stem cells derived from human cord blood could be an effective alternative in repairing heart attacks.

Poor Sleep Quality Can Affect Blood Pressure
2011-08-30 08:24:38

A new study has found that older men who suffer from a lack of deep sleep are nearly twice as likely to have high blood pressure.

2011-07-20 13:40:00

A new study has found that if heart disease patients stop taking aspirin it could raise their heart attack risk.

2011-05-30 00:00:28

The Heart Fit Clinic's new website is providing instant access to these steps so that people can be aware of their disease risk and start to implement these steps to take control of their cardiovascular health. This will complete phase 1 of 3 with their new website.

2010-07-06 13:53:14

A pregnant mother's diet may be able to interact with the genes her unborn child inherits and influence the type or severity of birth defect.

2010-04-26 10:35:18

Scientists have for the first time succeeded in extracting vital stem cells from sections of vein removed for heart bypass surgery.

2010-02-15 07:47:43

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the British Heart Foundation at the University of Oxford have developed a revolutionary way of capturing a high-resolution still image alongside very high-speed video - a new technology that is attractive for science, industry and consumer sectors alike.

2009-08-31 12:25:00

Healthy people who take a daily dose of aspirin to reduce the chances of having a heart attack could be doing more harm than good, according to a team of British researchers.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.