ABC News – Pinterest blocks vaccination searches to avoid spreading anti-vaccination information

Pinterest, known for its inspiration on everything from cooking to party ideas and workouts, has been blocking vaccination-related searches for the past year.

San Francisco Chronicle – Berkeley’s sugary soda consumption plummeted after tax, study says

Berkeley residents cut their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by half in the three years after passing a soda tax in 2014, according to a UC Berkeley study that is among the first to document a long-term change in drinking habits from a citywide levy.

Science News – A ban on artificial trans fats in NYC restaurants appears to be working

Residents’ blood levels of artificial trans fats, which increase the risk heart disease, dropped following a 2006 citywide policy that banned restaurants from using the fats.

The New York Times – Dollars on the margins

A living wage is an antidepressant. It is a sleep aid. A diet. A stress reliever. It is a contraceptive, preventing teenage pregnancy. It prevents premature death. It shields children from neglect.

USA Today – In 2005, about 200 people ate ‘zombie’ deer meat. Here’s what happened

As people wonder what might happen if humans eat meat from “zombie” deer, there is at least one group of people who already know.