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
Federal officials tried to offer a few extra breaks on Thursday for people struggling to buy health insurance by the new year. They gave people until Dec. 31 to pay their first premiums for coverage starting the very next day, and asked insurance companies to extend other deadlines, too.
Young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's previously-powerful uncle has been executed as a traitor, the country's state-run news service said Thursday. According to KCNA, the uncle, Jang Song Thaek, was guilty of "attempting to overthrow the state.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and he’s just paid off your layaway bill. So-called "Layaway Santas" aren’t new, but they have been growing ever since an Associated Press story pointed out the phenomenon in 2011.
The Golden Globe nominees have just been named, but we've known for some time that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the annual awards show. Come Jan. 12, they'll still be the two stars we're most looking forward to seeing.
NASA is assessing a problem with one of two cooling systems aboard the International Space Station, a potentially serious but not life-threatening situation, officials said on Wednesday. The system automatically shut itself down after detecting abnormal temperatures, said NASA spokesman Josh Byerly at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
As one part of the federal government looks to remove restrictions on making phone calls from airplanes, another agency is apparently considering its own prohibition.