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Calcitonin for treatment of osteoporosis increased risk for cancer

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) equivalent of the United States food and drug administration yesterday recommended withdrawing calcitonin nasal spray (in the European Union as a treatment for osteoporosis) because of an increased risk for cancer.   EMA also noted that long-term use of drugs containing calcitonin (injections or infusion) would increase the risk of… View more

The relationship between interleukin-17 (IL-17) and inflammatory disease

The inflammatory response of interleukin-17 plays an upstream role in the inflammatory response of T cells. Interleukin-17 is mainly responsible for the activation of Th17and stimulation a variety of cytokines and growth factors. These can induce the expression of  IL-6、IL-8、G-GSF and the expression of chemical cytokines, causing cell invasion and tissue destruction to complete the… View more