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New Study Says Abortions Safer Than Birth
2012-01-25 14:09:30

According to a report published Monday, giving birth can be far more hazardous to a woman´s health than obtaining a legal abortion, noting that pregnant women were up to 14 times more likely to die due to complications associated with childbirth compared to abortions. The purpose of the study, the researchers said, was not to encourage women to get abortions but rather to emphasize that abortion is a safer procedure than many have been led to believe. “We wouldn´t tell...

2011-03-24 00:00:27

Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CORT) released their final Phase 3 data for Corlux in mid-January, concluding a successful clinical trial. The next anticipated milestone is submission of the New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Corcept Therapeutics plans to submit, with a priority review (6-months), end of first quarter. The FDA determines within 45 days after submission to grant priority review. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011 After Corcept Therapeutics...

2011-03-07 21:38:28

URMC Research Confirms Possible Use of Drug for Painful Fibroids Research continues to show that the controversial abortion drug mifepristone might have another use, as a therapeutic option besides hysterectomy for women who suffer from severe symptoms associated with uterine fibroids. The University of Rochester Medical Center in 2004 began investigating mifepristone, in a class of drugs known as progesterone receptor modulators (PRMs), to treat fibroids, which affect roughly half of all...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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