Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
Contact Englemed
Our contact email address.
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here

WWW Englemed
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
Gene linked to ectopic pregnancy risk
Wed February 24th - Scientists have identified a gene which may be linked to the risk of ectopic pregnancy. More
Drug-resistant bacteria spread rapidly during travel
Wed February 24th - International travellers are a high risk for transmission of drug resistant bacteria, according to a study published today. More
On 09/10/2020 William Haworth wrote:
How long is recovery time after proceedure... on Ablation cuts atrial fibrillat...
On 08/02/2018 David Kelly wrote:
Would you like to write a piece about this to be i... on Researchers unveil new pain re...
On 23/10/2017 Cristina Pereira wrote: on HIV breakthrough - MRC...
On 12/09/2017 Aparna srikantam wrote:
Brilliant finding! indeed a break through in under... on Leprosy research breakthrough...
On 01/07/2017 Annetta wrote:
I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 12 years.... on Seaweed plan for antimicrobial...

Red Eye launches heart month

Tuesday February 2nd, 2010

The London Eye turned red last night along with major landmarks around Britain as campaigners launched a major drive against heart disease.

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt was in London to launch National Heart Month, which aims to highlight the threat of heart disease.

Nottingham Castle and the Eden Project in Cornwall were among other landmarks to glow red for the occasion.

By February 26th, the British Heart Foundation is hoping the public will take part in National Wear Red Day.

Mr Parfitt said: "I've had a quadruple heart bypass and as a heart patient I want to do my bit to help others.

"My operation gave me a future I can look forward to and I am thankful for the pioneering research the charity does to give heart patients the best possible treatment and care."

The launch came as British researchers warned of the rising threat from heart disease world-wide.

Dr Simon Capewell, of Liverpool University, UK, turned his attention to the USA - warning that the country will lose 200,000 people to heart disease this year through factors that could easily be avoided.

"Healthier food" and stopping smoking would save tens of thousands of lives, he argues in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

Dr Shanthi Mendis, of WHO, said: "By avoiding tobacco, eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity, people can dramatically reduce their risk of developing heart disease, stroke or diabetes.

"Lifestyle choices directly determine the health of many of the world's people. Worldwide, nearly one billion adults are overweight and, if no action is taken, this figure will surpass 1.5 billion by 2015."

Tags: Diet & Food | Fitness | Heart Health | North America | UK News | World Health

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page