July 8-14, 2016 - Original Health Articles

Drinking and Your Risk of Breast Cancer

You may have heard that drinking alcohol is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. Unfortunately, it's true: While the occasional glass of wine is fine, women who have an alcoholic drink every day are seven percent more likely to develop breast cancer than non-drinkers, and women who consume 2-3 drinks a day are 20 percent more likely to develop the disease.

Is Acetaminophen Effective for Osteoarthritis?

For many people, a dose of acetaminophen (sold as Tylenol) has always been the first line of defense against pain of any kind. And while it may be effective for certain conditions, a recent analysis of 74 different studies found that acetaminophen lagged behind other drugs when it came to providing relief to osteoarthritis sufferers.

5 Tips for Controlling Your Anger

Whether you've been on hold with customer service for 20 minutes or just got cut off by another driver, daily life can throw a lot of frustrations at you. Coping with them without losing your temper can be a challenge. "Anger is an emotion that everyone has to deal with, and lots of people have trouble controlling their anger," says Scott Wetzler, Ph.

The Dangerous Parasite Lurking in Cat Litter

If you or someone you love were pregnant in the last several decades, you probably were warned to avoid changing the cat litter tray. That's because cat feces often contain the tiny Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which can cause severe problems in fetuses if a woman contracts it during or just before pregnancy.

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