Health Highlights: Sept. 12, 2022​

Health Highlights: Sept. 12, 2022​

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

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

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

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

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

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