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2006-05-11 01:55:00

By Susan Heavey ATLANTA (Reuters) - The controversial abortion pill known as RU-486 will be in the spotlight on Thursday when U.S. health officials meet to discuss an outbreak of rare bacterial infections across the country, including a handful of cases in women who took the pill.

2006-05-10 08:41:19

By Susan Heavey ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. health officials, under pressure from conservatives to pull the abortion pill Mifeprex off the market, will hold an open meeting on Thursday to discuss rare bacterial infections in women who took the drug.

2006-04-10 13:39:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of two recent deaths of women taking the abortion pill RU-486 was unrelated to an abortion or use of the drug, but the second case is still under investigation, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The woman in the second case showed symptoms of infection, the U.S.

2006-04-10 14:30:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of two recent deaths of women taking the abortion pill RU-486 was unrelated to an abortion or use of the drug, but the second case is still under investigation, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The woman in the second case showed symptoms of infection, the U.S.

2006-03-17 18:11:37

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two more women have died after taking the abortion pill RU-486 but officials do not know if the drug played a role in their deaths, U.S. regulators said on Friday.

2006-03-17 13:00:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two additional deaths have been reported after women took the abortion pill known as RU-486 or Mifeprex, U.S. regulators said on Friday. The Food and Drug Administration said it has not been able to determine the cause of the newly reported deaths.

2006-03-17 12:57:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two additional deaths have been reported after women took the abortion pill known as RU-486 or Mifeprex, U.S. regulators said on Friday. The Food and Drug Administration said it has not been able to determine the cause of the newly reported deaths.

2006-02-09 01:45:00

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian senators voted on Thursday to remove an effective ban on abortion drug RU-486 after two days of emotive, personal and passionate debate that saw two high-profile politicians reveal their experiences with abortion.

2006-02-06 01:01:10

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Scrapping Australia's effective ban on an abortion drug could open the way for risky backyard miscarriages, Health Minister Tony Abbott said as debate heats up ahead of a free parliamentary vote on the issue this week.

2006-01-12 10:09:25

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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