Huffington Post – No Danger In Many Hot Yoga Classes, Study Say
The draw to hot yoga has typically been claims of expedited weight loss and improved strength and flexibility. But with less rosy side effects like extreme thirst, dizziness and pain, others have shied away and even questioned the safety of the practice.
NPR – Female Genital Mutilation On The Decline, But Still Too Common
The new report offers evidence that some progress has been made. A girl’s risk of being cut has declined over the past 30 years in more than half of the countries where genital mutilation is concentrated.
Reuters – U.S. appeals court partially upholds ozone pollution rule
Tuesday’s decision comes at a time when the EPA is considering new ozone standards.In the unanimous decision by a three-judge panel, the court upheld the so-called primary air quality standards designed to protect public health but sent the secondary standards that are required to protect the vegetation, crops and animals back to the EPA for revision.
ABC News – First Lady Asks for Latinos’ Help on Health Care
Michelle Obama urged Latino activists on Tuesday to help sign people up for her husband’s health care overhaul. The first lady said that, starting July 31, consumers can create an account at www.healthcare.gov , or www.cuidadodesalud.gov , its Spanish-language equivalent, so they can get ready to sign up for health insurance in the fall, starting on Oct. 1.
Washington Post – FDA: Menthol cigarettes likely pose public health risk, seeks input on possible restrictions
“Menthol cigarettes raise critical public health questions,” Mitch Zeller, director of the Center for Tobacco Products, said in a conference call with reporters. However, there is adequate data to suggest that menthol use is likely associated with increased smoking initiation by younger people and that menthol smokers have a harder time quitting, the review said.
In advance: Sunday is World Hepatitis Day. Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization urges everyone to become better informed about hepatitis, to get screened for the disease and to seek treatment, if needed. Read more.