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Research reveals cause of ‘freezing gait’ in Parkinson’s patients. It’s a common, disabling symptom of the disease, but researchers say they’ve pinpointed an area of the brain that could be responsible — and that might lead to prevention or treatment. Read more

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Researchers think they’ve figured out why Parkinson’s disease causes a person’s limbs to become so stiff that at times they can feel frozen in place.

Blood test shows promise for catching cancers early in healthy people. While more work needs to be done, such a routine test could be a “game changer” for health care, one researcher said. Read more

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A single blood test that can screen for more than 50 cancers seems to work fairly well in the real world, a preliminary study reveals.

Repeat blood donation won’t harm your health. Roll up those sleeves: Frequent blood donors don’t need to worry about iron deficiency harming their health, new research shows. Read more

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MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Frequent blood donors don’t need to worry about iron deficiency harming their health, new research shows.

NY state declares state of emergency over poliovirus found in water. Gov. Hochul made the declaration Friday after traces of the virus were found in a fourth county, Nassau in Long Island, following cases detected in Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties. Read more

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) – New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state emergency after finding evidence of continued community spread of poliovirus.

Calls to suicide prevention hotline rose after switchover to 988 number. Following the change this summer, calls rapidly increased by 45% compared to the same time last year, new data shows. Read more

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a new suicide hotline using just the numbers 988 in July, and now new data shows calls climbed 45% compared to the same time last year.

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