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What is type 2 diabetes and how does it differ from type 1?

There are many cultural misconceptions about diabetes – one of the most common being the dangerous assumption that type 1 and type 2 diabetes are one and the same.

By Kathrine Dyke on 1st May, 2019

Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'

Nearly one in 10 heart attacks and strokes in England and Wales could be prevented if routine check-ups were better targeted, say researchers.

By Kathrine Dyke on 1st May, 2019

The RC (UK) Statement on the NHS Ten Year Plan

The Resuscitation Council (UK) welcomes the NHS Long Term Plan released 7 January 2019. It is great to see such a strong focus on cardiovascular disease, with the plan going much further than its predecessor, the NHS Five Year Forward View, in this regard.

By Perry Sundberg on 19th March, 2019

Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function

Heart failure occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively. Current treatments can slow or stop the disease getting worse, but they can't regress it. Now, scientists have designed a molecule that could not only curb heart failure but also improve the heart's blood pumping ability.

By Perry Sundberg on 19th March, 2019

Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk

A preliminary study concludes that a drug that doctors commonly prescribe to treat angina and blood pressure might increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

By Perry Sundberg on 19th March, 2019
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