1ST DRUG FOR RARE RAPID-AGING DISEASE EXTENDS KIDS' LIVES

The first drug was approved Friday for a rare genetic disorder that stunts growth and causes rapid aging in children, after studies showed it can extend their lives. © Provided by The Canadian Press Kids with the genetic disorder progeria typically die in their early teens, usually from heart disease. But in testing, children taking the drug Zokinvy lived 2 1/2 years longer on average...