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July 6th, 2010
03:34 PM ET

Heat advice, from Death Valley to the Northeast

In Inyo County, California, home to Death Valley, residents say the dry heat of 100 degrees in the summertime is actually pleasant.

But add humidity to triple-digit temperatures, and just stepping outside can make you sweat. You can also put yourself at risk of heatstroke if you're not properly hydrated.

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July 6th, 2010
02:36 PM ET

A 'bad romance' between eye-popping contact lenses and optometrists

Lady Gaga peers at the camera through exaggerated, gargantuan eyes on her Bad Romance video.

Seen here on her music video, her buggy eyes have reportedly set off a trend among teenagers who seek to stretch their eyes to cartoonish  sizes.

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July 6th, 2010
01:55 PM ET

CDC: Millions more cancer screenings could save thousands of lives

While most adults in the United States are getting the recommended screenings for breast and colorectal cancer - two of the deadliest cancers in the U.S. - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that thousands more deaths could have been prevented last year if more people had received the recommended screenings.

Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the U.S. after lung cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women outside of skin cancer. Current screening guidelines are that adults age 50 and older get colorectal cancer screening– sooner if they have a family history or health issue that merits earlier screening. Current guidance for mammogram screening is that women aged 50 to 74 get mammograms every two years.

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July 6th, 2010
01:05 PM ET

STDs higher in men on ED drugs, study says

More sex, more risk of STDs. It's a no-brainer.

So it may seem obvious that, according to a new study , men who take erectile dysfunction drugs have two to three times the rates of sexually transmitted diseases.

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