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HealthDay News - April 14, 2017

Health Tip: Managing Dandruff

(HealthDay News) -- If a flaky scalp is bothering you, medicated shampoo may do the trick. But lifestyle changes also can help prevent dandruff.

Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of key differences in the brain may help distinguish which seniors are at risk of falling prey to financial scams, a small new study suggests.

Shooting Ranges Pose Hidden Risks: Study

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Residue from the firing of lead bullets poses a health risk at shooting ranges, a new study contends.

Health Tip: Keep Indoor Air Clean

(HealthDay News) -- Indoor air may contain allergens that make you sneeze and wheeze, and your eyes turn red.

Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Water is a better bet than sports drinks for young athletes, sports medicine specialists say.

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic low back pain can be a challenge to treat, but new research suggests that massage therapy may provide some relief.

More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer rates among Asian-Americans are steadily rising in contrast to other racial/ethnic groups, a new study suggests.

'Better Health' Argument Won't Always Work to Pass Soda Taxes

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Philadelphia lawmakers weren't able to get a soda tax passed on health benefits alone last year, researchers report.

Another Type of Mosquito May Carry Zika

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of Zika virus genetic material have been found in a second mosquito species, researchers report.

Vaccine Targeting Brain Tumors Seems Safe in Study

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine therapy shows promise in treating people with deadly glioblastoma brain cancer, researchers behind a small, preliminary study report.

Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart?

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's a lot of evidence to show that breathing in dirty air can harm your heart. But a small new study suggests that daily vitamin B supplements might counteract that effect.

Health Highlights: April 14, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Limited fixes to the shaky health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act were rolled out by the Trump administration on Thursday.

Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that allows states to withhold family planning funds to clinics that provide abortion, including Planned Parenthood.

Flu Season All But Over in U.S.

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season is rapidly winding down and is expected to end within the next couple of weeks, U.S. health officials predicted Friday.