Americans are living longer. A new study from the centers for disease control looked at mortality rates from the last 75 years. It finds that the overall risk of dying has dropped 60 percent since 1935 and, new data says that metal hip replacements fail much more often than those made of plastic or ceramic.
Women can only get pregnant while they're still producing eggs. However, between the ages of 30 and 40, the chance of conceiving naturally drops to 50-percent. And from the ages of 40 to 42, it drops by half again. By age 45, the chance of getting pregnant is less than one-percent. One option is to freeze your eggs.
There are close to seven-thousand rare diseases, affecting about 25 million Americans and this week, families are coming together in Washington DC to raise awareness for rare diseases and the FDA announced the entire class of statin drugs will get new labels that alert the public to safety concerns.