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Is HGH the Fountain of Youth?

For some time now, scientists have known about the real benefits of HGH (human growth hormone). They knew about it, but they didn't know what exactly it could do. HGH now is getting the name 'the fountain of youth' because of a study conducted by scientists that suggests that if elderly people take HGH, the aging process might reverse.

A Sign of Relief for Mesothelioma Patients

A sigh of relief can be breathed now that a new bill has been passed through Congress. This bill called The Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill will provide those that have been diagnosed with mesothelioma to get a lump sum of cash. For so long, no one was giving money to those that had been diagnosed with this illness and for so long, your only hope was to hire a Mesothelioma Attorney.

Sun City Offers Money to Senior Center

It seems that in some places, there are communities that actually do care about their seniors. In Sun City, Arizona, the county officials have allocated $20,000 to be given to the Sun Health-Olive Branch Senior Center for hot meals, health, and other programs that they might not otherwise get. This money is a great sigh of relief to those that are looking out for these seniors because they are normally very underfunded.

The Quest for Longevity

At the present, there are various forms of stresses that the human body is subjected to, whether it be in the form of pollutants, toxins, as well as diseases. As people age, their bodies are not as resistant to these stresses. It can even be observed that the average life expectancy for both men and women today is significantly shorter than it was 20 years ago. Along with the aging process come changes in the normal mental performance and memory ability.

New Once Per Year Drug for Osteoporosis

Geriatric patients who suffer from osteoporosis may now have a new drug available to them the will decrease the risk of common spine, hip, and vertebral fractures caused by osteoporosis. The drug has been in development for quite some now, and is expected to be approved by the FDA shortly. The drug is similar to the primary ingredients of Fosamax, Boniva, and Actonel. Currently, osteoporosis patients have the option of various doses, including dialy, weekly, or monthly. The new once per year dosage is welcome news to patients of this common diagnosis.