Feb 5, 2014
Health Canada updates safety profile of bipolar drug lithium, may up blood calcium
The federal department says taking lithium carries a risk of high blood calcium, or hypercalcemia, and is sometimes associated with a hormone disorder known as hyperparathyroidism.
Experts Recommend Against Calcitonin-Salmon for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
In Europe, because of the possible cancer risk, calcitonin-containing products may be used only as short-term treatment for hypercalcemia or for the prevention of acute bone loss due to sudden immobilization or Paget's disease.
Scientists identify key component in lethal lung cancer complication
A protein previously thought not to exist in adult human lungs not only is present in normal and cancerous lung tissue, scientists have found, but it also has a major role in the development of a lethal complication of some lung cancers.