Set down the pug: This is why you shouldn’t buy flat-faced dogs

Image: Getty Images / Frank Rumpenhorst / mashable compositeLONDON Veterinarians are urging people not to purchase certain breeds of dogs including pugs, bulldogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and shih-tzus. Breeds such as these are called brachycephalic dogs, and a range of health problems are associated with their characteristic "flat faces". SEE…

WHO urges taxing sugary drinks, but are such measures effective?

( CNN) Governments should tax sugary drinks to stave off obesity, diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases, the World Health Organization recommended. "If governments taxation products like sugary beverages, they can reduce suffering and save lives, " said Dr. Douglas Bettcher, director of WHO's Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases…