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All young people should learn CPR, say experts

If someone collapses in cardiac arrest, CPR – short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation –could save their life.

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Cardiac arrest: could you help save someone’s life?

If someone has a cardiac arrest – which is when the heart suddenly stops beating unexpectedly – the sooner they’re treated, the better their chances of surviving. In fact according to the British Heart Foundation, after a cardiac arrest every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 percent

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Stroke in younger people is rising

The health charity Blood Pressure UK is urging more people to have their blood pressure checked, as an increasing number are having strokes at a younger age.

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Heart Health Video Wall

Watch other people’s stories on coping with vascular conditions such as diabetes, stroke, kidney and heart disease.

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New stroke treatment to benefit thousands

Thousands of people in England who have a stroke may benefit from advanced emergency treatment that can significantly reduce the risk of long-term disability, says the Stroke Association.

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Run a marathon over a month to boost your heart health

Worldwide, physical inactivity is thought to cause more than five million deaths each year, says the health charity British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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Fitness Self-Assessment Test

Find out how fit you are and get some useful advice on the next best steps.

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Do you eat too much salt?

National Salt Awareness Week, an event organised by campaigning group Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH), runs in 2017 from March 20 - 26.

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Many people with inherited high cholesterol remain undiagnosed

Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a potentially deadly inherited condition which, if undiagnosed, can cause people to have heart attacks at an early age.

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Stroke: would you know when to call 999?

Stroke kills more than 40,000 people a year in the UK and leaves around two-thirds of stroke survivors with a disability. Yet almost a quarter of people wouldn’t call 999 if they spotted someone with the first signs of stroke, says Public Health England (PHE).

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Pollution and heart health: how to stay healthy

People living in London were recently subjected to the worst air pollution levels in the city since 2011, with some areas reaching 10 out of 10 on the air pollution index.

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Do you have undiagnosed high blood pressure?

Public Health England is urging more people to get their blood pressure checked, claiming only half the adult population knows what their blood pressure is.

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