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Care Sector News Review: October 2017

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Welcome back for the October 2017 edition of Care Sector News Review.

Each month, we'll introduce you to some of the most important and compelling stories from across the care sector, including care news, medical research and awareness initiatives.

Read on to find out what's been happening across the care sector in October 2017:

Care Services

Medical Research

  • Blood-thinning medicines already in use - such as Warfarin, Apixaban and Dabigatran - could cut the risk of developing dementia by 48% in people with irregular heartbeats, new research has found. The Swedish research team also noted the drugs' capacity for reducing stroke risk.
  • A study of 7,000 US citizens identified that women with high blood pressure in their 30s and 40s are more likely to be affected by dementia. Compared to women who maintained normal blood pressure, this group was found to be 73% more likely to develop the condition.
  • Compounds derived from spider venom could be used to treat nervous-system disorders, including strokes and chronic pain. Australian researchers have identified that venom from the funnel-web spider is more effective than the synthetic drugs used today.
  • Cancer drugs undergoing clinical trials could also be used to prevent the build-up of fatty plaques that cause heart attacks and strokes, University of Sheffield researchers have claimed. Lead author, Prof. Paul Evans, described the findings as "an exciting new target for treating atherosclerosis ".

Awareness Initiatives

Join us again in the last week of November for the next edition of Care Sector News Review.

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