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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
Children need a full hour of exercise in schools every day, and not just in physical education classes, the Institute of Medicine recommended on Thursday. Schools that have dumped education classes need to put them back on the schedule, the report recommends.
Batten down the hatches. Forecasters said Wednesday that the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be "above normal and possibly extremely active," predicting three to six major hurricanes this season.
The global rout in stocks that spread from the U.S. to Asia to Europe and back to the U.S. overnight stalled by midday Thursday, when investors found some stocks too cheap to resist.
OlyTalk: Michael Phelps denies that he'll make a comeback to swimming, but his friend and top rival, Ryan Lochte, said Phelps will be back.
Most people get to keep their marital mistakes private, but not country singer LeAnn Rimes. National magazines wrote about the tangled end of the singer's first marriage, and now Rimes tells "Entertainment Tonight" she asks for forgiveness "on a daily basis" for breaking her marriage vows.
Hordes of winged cicadas are coming out and turning up the music for their biggest party in 17 years, stretching from North Carolina through Virginia to New York — but experts aren't yet sure just how big the party will get.