WHO: Tax soda

The World Health Organization is urging governments worldwide to tax sodas, as a way of combating obesity. Whether countries will take that recommendation is another issue entirely. You can read more here. Let the discussions of Big Nanny begin, but personally? I don’t think this is such a bad idea.

The gap between U.S. gun deaths and other gun deaths is getting wider.

Check out this study. You can read more here, which includes this: Using 2010 data from the World Health Organization (WHO), the academics found that firearm homicide rates were 25 times higher in the U.S. than in other high-income countries.