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Coffee won't affect your heart rhythms. A study pitting days of coffee drinking against days of abstaining found no significant difference in the number of premature atrial contractions -- when the heart seems to "skip a beat." Read more

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THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing a caregiver for a loved one is a decision no one takes lightly.

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THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- More American children have autism than previously thought, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

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THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. drug overdose deaths from all drug categories except heroin increased significantly in 2020, as did racial disparities in U.S. drug overdose fatalities, according to a study published March 22 in PLOS Global Public Health.

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THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Mailing human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling kits is an efficient outreach strategy for increasing screening rates among women overdue for screening, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Network Open.

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THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Implementation of minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol has led to significant reductions in deaths and hospitalizations wholly attributable to alcohol consumption, according to a study published online March 20 in The Lancet.

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THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), hydrocortisone is associated with a lower risk for death by day 28, according to a study published online March 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, held from March 21 to 24 in Brussels.

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THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Intrauterine device (IUD) placement at two to four weeks postpartum is noninferior to placement at six to eight weeks postpartum for complete expulsion, according to a study published in the March 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A deep learning model can accurately evaluate the area subscore of the Palmoplantar Pustulosis Area and Severity Index (PPPASI), according to a study published online Feb. 23 in the Journal of Dermatology.

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WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Statin use is low for primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), with the lowest use seen among Black and Hispanic adults, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Cardiology.