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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
Some 70 to 80 Princeton University students were first in line Monday as soon as the New Jersey school started offering first doses of an emergency vaccine aimed at halting an outbreak of potentially deadly meningitis that has sickened eight since March.
The messages are simple but profound. “I love you,” Dineo Pilane, 9, wrote on a wall of remembrances next to the Nelson Mandela family home and museum on Vilikazi Street. “Thank You,” wrote Mpho, 8.
Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America's economy and politics. This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality.
The scientists behind the Curiosity rover mission on Mars have fleshed out their findings about an ancient lake that they now say apparently had everything needed to sustain microbes that can live off minerals.
A man who dozed off during a connecting flight Friday was not dreaming when he woke to find himself alone and locked in a darkened cabin.