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Health News Headlines: Sugary Drink Companies Still Target Kids

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While fewer sugary-drink commercials are airing on TV, more of these ads are now being promoted on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter, according to a recently-published study from Yale.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will soon require those who participate in NIH-funded clinical trials for drugs and medical devices to publicize their findings on the website ClinicalTrials.Gov. 

People with blue eyes and red hair are at a higher risk for skin cancer, according to an article published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention.

Jill Ditmire is a contributing reporter and host for Sound Medicine, where she reports "Health News Headlines" each week.