The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Wellness

New studies show that the taller a woman is, the more likely she is to develop certain kinds of cancers. Being short might not be such a bad thing! [Time]

Think you’re brave? You’re not embarking on an 103-mile swim from Cuba to Key West through shark-infested waters. [NY Times]

Zumba and other giant fitness classes are the newest trend in wellness. [Washington Post]

Don’t trust the calorie counts on restaurant menus. You might be eating more than you think you are. [Wall Street Journal]

Check this out for a good laugh: 15 health-related headlines that make you say “duh!” [Huffington Post]


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