british heart foudnation

Half of adults in SW never speak to loved ones about family medical history

Almost half of adults in the South West are shying away from potentially life saving conversations with their loved ones about health conditions that run in the family, according to new statistics released ahead of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear It Beat It campaign to get the nation wearing red to fight heart disease on Friday 5th February.

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New drug target could reduce risk of heart attacks

Researchers identify a new drug target which could reduce the furring of arteries lowering risk of heart attacks

A new study shows how a small protein called fractalkine may increase the furring of arteries in people. The researchers, from the University of Oxford, say developing drugs to target and reduce the amount of fractalkine could be a new way to slow furring of the arteries,...