Medications

As 'abortion pill' turns 15, debate rages on

Fifteen years after its approval in the United States, the drug mifepristone is used in nearly a quarter of all abortions, a proportion that has grown steadily even as the national abortion rate has fallen to a historic low.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress hormones: Good or bad for posttraumatic stress disorder risk?

Glucocorticoids, a group of hormones that includes cortisol, are considered stress hormones because their levels increase following stress. When their relationship to stress was first identified, it was shown that the release ...

Medical research

FDA-approved drug might prevent relapse in male alcoholics

Mifepristone, a drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for terminating early pregnancy, might prove effective in preventing stress-induced relapse in recovering male alcoholics, based on findings in rats reported ...

Medical research

Pathology study tracks uterine changes with mifepristone

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.

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