NBC News Chief Medical Editor
NBC’s Chief Science & Health Correspondent answers your health questions.
In the United States, 1 in 3 people will have Type 2 diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Some patients wonder how, 60 years into the game, the science of the hormone estrogen can still be at an elementary stage.
Eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy can increase the risk of cancer in future children and grandchildren — even if they eat well — a new study suggests. Full story
For the millions of Americans with allergies, a whiff of pollen, pet dander, dust or a host of other seemingly innocuous substances can kick off a reaction replete with sneezing, sniffling, and intense itching — or worse. Many turn to regular allergy shots for relief, but soon there may be an alternative to getting a weekly or monthly jab with a needle.
The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was stressed out and "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic warning systems were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
In little more than two weeks, 1.3 million Americans who have been without work long term will likely see their unemployment benefits stop. That's because a budget deal proposal in Congress fails to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program, which provides federal funds for those who have run out of state unemployment benefits.
The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced Wednesday morning, and two series that have already said so long — "Breaking Bad" and "30 Rock" — got recognition.
A problem with one of the International Space Station's cooling systems may require a repair spacewalk, NASA told NBC News on Wednesday. The situation doesn't represent a life-threatening emergency, but it has required a cutback in normal operations on the orbiting outpost.
As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.