Heart disease

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Salt in sliced breads exceeds crisps, say health campaigners
Government should act to force bakers to reduce excessive salt content for public health, says Action on Salt

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

30, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘If an ambulance had been here within half an hour, I think Garry would still be here’
Garry Mogg’s wife, Emma, called 999 after he reported chest pains but paramedics took 1 hour 43 minutes to arrive and he died ‘in agony’ at home in Bath

Esther Addley

09, Mar, 2023 @7:32 PM

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Wearable fitness trackers could interfere with cardiac devices, study finds
Bioimpedance sensing technologies as used in smartwatches could affect implanted devices like pacemakers

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

22, Feb, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Smoke exposure from intense fires linked to long-term respiratory and cardiovascular disease
Scientists studying 2014 Hazelwood coalmine fire say breathing in tiny particles is linked to increased emergency presentations

Donna Lu

14, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The 99% sober movement: should we keep dry January going all year?
There is no such thing as a safe level of alcohol consumption, according to new guidelines from Canada. What does this mean for moderate drinkers?

Emine Saner

19, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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BBC criticised for letting cardiologist ‘hijack’ interview with false Covid jab claim
Aseem Malhotra’s ‘misguided’ views linking some Covid vaccines to excess heart disease deaths should not have aired, say experts

Nicola Davis

13, Jan, 2023 @5:50 PM

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New statins guidance could make extra 15m people eligible in England
Guidance for NHS says extending cholesterol-lowering treatment could save thousands more lives

Andrew Gregory Health editor

12, Jan, 2023 @12:53 PM

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Tom Meade obituary
Epidemiologist whose research into the role of blood in heart disease paved the way for new targeted treatments

Penny Warren

22, Nov, 2022 @3:55 PM

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Maternal mortality rises by nearly 20% in UK, report finds
Study leader says many women who die have multiple disadvantages, with suicide now the main direct cause of death

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @6:31 PM

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Genetic tests could identify thousands at risk of heart disease, NHS study
World-first pilot in England helps identify those who could be offered statins, who would otherwise be ‘invisible’ to NHS

Ian Sample Science editor

07, Nov, 2022 @5:08 PM

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‘Needless’ deaths of 30,000 heart patients in England since Covid
Charity’s analysis finds widespread disruption to NHS services and ‘vast backlog of time-sensitive cardiac care’

Andrew Gregory Health editor

03, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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‘He would have done the most extraordinary things’: the shock of losing a loved one to Sads
Patrick Walters was in the throes of first love when his apparently healthy partner died in his sleep. How close are we to understanding ‘sudden arrhythmic death syndrome’?

Amy Fleming

24, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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