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
Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.
General Motors has turned to one of its own veteran executives, Mary Barra, to become the automaker's first female CEO as it remakes itself after a government bailout saved it from bankruptcy.
Before the nascent Mars One venture launches humans on a one-way trip to the Red Planet, it wants to send a lander and an orbiter there in 2018 — and now it has signed up Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology to come up with concepts for the hardware.
Santa's sleigh may be the speediest form of holiday travel, but unfortunately, he doesn't take passengers. That means the 5 million Americans who fly over Christmas and New Year's will need to take other steps for a relaxing flight.