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The Seven Worst Winter Drinks

Hot apple cider and spiked hot chocolate might hit the spot this time of year, but watch out for skyrocketing calorie counts.

Should Drug Companies Reveal Payments to Doctors?

A Harvard health policy expert on why Eli Lilly's pledge to reveal the payments it makes to doctors is only the first of many needed changes in the way pharmaceutical companies interact with the medical profession.

Should You Tan to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency?

A slew of recent books and studies have touted the benefits of vitamin D and the perils of not getting enough vitamin D; some even encourage lying in the sun and taking vitamin supplements in order to prevent depression.

Should Swimmers Shake Water Out of Their Ears?

If water gets caught in your ear after a swim, jumping up and down will help get it out, but only if you've tilted your head and pulled on the ear so that the canal is at an angle for water to run out, says Ted Epperly, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. "Hopping up and down only increases the gravitational force by which that will come out," Epperly says.

Fact or Fiction: Does a 'Base Tan' Protect You From Sunburn?

Answer: FictionThough many believe it's best to be slightly tanned before going on vacation, doing so will hardly save your skin, according to Sarah Stein, a professor of dermatology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. "Really, we want to protect ourselves from [both] tanning and burning," she says.

Treatments for Brain Tumors like Ted Kennedy's

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are racing to develop experimental treatments, and even vaccines, for fast-growing malignant brain tumors like the one Sen. Edward Kennedy has been diagnosed with.

The Four Worst Home Acne Cures

Teens (and some adults) will try almost anything to quell an outbreak of acne, but many traditional home remedies may do more harm than good.

Six Wacky Snoring Fixes

People will try anything to stop that nightly racket. Here are some of the most outlandish new suggestions for an age-old problem.

Does Aromatherapy Work?

Aromatherapy adherents will tell you that basil can clear headaches and lemon can be an antidepressant. The idea that scents can be used medicinally has become so widely accepted that so-called "essential" oils, or highly concentrated plant scents, have found their way into a slew of lotions, candles, sprays and massage products promising to help you sleep, wake you up or relieve your stress.