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HealthDay News - August 31, 2016

Health Tip: Make Yourself Seen When Exercising in the Dark

(HealthDay News) -- Late in the evening or early in the morning, it can be dark outdoors -- so you have to take extra precautions when you're outside exercising.

Health Tip: Spotting the Signs of an Effective Weight-Loss Program

(HealthDay News) -- There are many great plans to help you lose weight in a healthy way, but also some that don't provide the safest weight-loss methods.

3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth

TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Up to one-quarter of preterm births might be prevented if women paid attention to three risk factors that are under their control, new research suggests.

14 Genes That May Affect Cancer Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified 14 genes that may help determine whether a cancer treatment could help a patient.

Drug-Coated Stents Don't Improve Patient Survival, Large Study Reports

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The largest trial ever conducted on stents -- tiny tubes that help keep heart arteries open -- suggests that pricey drug-coated (or eluting) versions may perform no better for patients over the long-term, in terms of patient survival, compared to cheaper, "bare metal" versions.

Ebola May Be Present in Semen for Year or More

TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola virus stays present in semen longer than previously thought, and is more likely to be found in older men, researchers report.

Sex Suffers for Younger Adults After Heart Attack

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After a heart attack, many younger adults experience sexual difficulties -- and women more so than men, a new study reveals.

Health Highlights: Aug. 31, 2016

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

Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Federal funds to combat the Zika virus are nearly exhausted and there will be no money to fight a new outbreak unless Congress approves more funding, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.