November 2017

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#SingforyourHeart - get involved today

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 13:11
Our exciting Christmas campaign Sing for your Heart is back and bigger than ever. Get singing today and join a long list of celebrities and supporters pledging to sing, donate and nominate for Heart Research UK. All you need to do is upload a short video of yourself singing on social media, then...

Surgeons from across UK and Ireland attend Liverpool Masterclass

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:50
Surgeons from across the UK and Ireland got the chance to learn and experience surgical treatments for a rare cardiovascular condition today, thanks to a Heart Research UK Masterclass. Held at the Human Anatomy Resource Centre at the University of Liverpool and led by some of the country’s leading...

Omar is our first Aortic Fellow

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 18:31
Heart Research UK's first ever Aortic Fellow is specialist cardiothoracic registrar Omar Nawaytou. Our funding of the Fellowship follows successful Masterclasses in aortic arch surgery over the past three years at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. Aortic surgery is a highly specialised and...

Healthy Tip: Give your heart a pet

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 16:19
There are many good reasons why owning a pet improves health and well-being.  According to one study owning a pet could save the NHS nearly two and a half billion pounds each year by helping to combat a variety of chronic conditions and diseases, including coronary heart disease.   Of all types of...

Healthy Tip: Cold turkey for Christmas?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:57
Alcohol Awareness week, a campaign run by Alcohol Concern between 13-19 November, is your chance leading up to Christmas to have a think about your drinking habits and consider the effects on your health both now and in the future.  The focus this year is on alcohol and families.   Drinking...

12-year-old Scottish schoolboy plays his bagpipes to raise money for Heart Research UK after granny suffers two heart attacks

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:23
A 12-year-old bagpiper from a village in the Highlands, Scotland, was inspired to raise money for Heart Research UK after his grandmother suffered two heart attacks. Kyle Cameron, who lives in Rosemarkie with his mum, Hanako, and dad, David, raised £169.40 when he performed alongside his tutor, Rev...

Healthy Tip: How sweet is your heart?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 16:57
14 November marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who discovered insulin almost 100 years ago.  Every year on this date World Diabetes Day aims to raise awareness of diabetes and what it’s like to live with the condition.  This year’s theme is ‘Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future...

Sheffield gym raises £7,500 by working out for 24 hours straight

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 17:17
Gym goers at an independent gym in Sheffield have raised £7,500 for Heart Research UK by working out for 24 hours straight.  15 members of Firehouse Fitness, co-founded by ex-firemen Dennis Roebuck and Rob McGuigan, completed a variety of fitness challenges including circuit training, pushing a...