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Side effects emerge after approval for many US drugs

CHICAGO (AP ) - Almost one-third of new drugs approved by US regulators over a decade ended up later with warnings about sometimes serious side effects. “In general, the FDA does not comment on specific studies, but evaluates them as part of the body of evidence to further our understanding about a particular issue and assist in our mission to protect public health, ” she said.

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'Cool side' weather with temperatures in the 50s

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. This morning; expect isolated morning showers across eastern parishes with partly cloudy skies elsewhere. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. It will be in the 60s and mostly sunny on Tuesday . It will mostly sunny Wednesday with highs in the mid-50s. Friday looks good, but look for rain and a few storms by nighttime.

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Mental Health And Motherhood

We need to track the state of the nation's mental health, so that the government can take actions to tackle the main problems and report back on their success. A new set of safeguards for people with mental health problems who have capacity to refuse or consent to treatment, so that "they can never be treated against their will".

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Kerala Law Minister says govt. will work according to Supreme Court's spirit

According to informed sources, the order signed by Vijayan will be handed over to Senkumar on Saturday, when he is likely to make his triumphant return as the state police chief. But Achuthanandan's salary was finalized only this week, nine months after he was appointed to the post. They would be provided necessary specialized treatment, medicines and food and it would be the government's responsibility to take care of them, the chief minister said.

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New drug for ALS approved

In tests conducted in Japan , ALS sufferers who received edaravone were found to have a smaller decline in their level of daily functioning as against those were given a placebo. Most die within two to five years after diagnosis. The ALS Association , the only national nonprofit fighting ALS on every front, applauded FDA's fast decision in approving the drug.

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J&K: Clashes Erupt Between School Students And Security Forces In Pulwama

Reports said that students of Higher Secondary School Qalamabad in Langate staged a protest against the use of force on agitating students across Kashmir since past three weeks. An 11th class female student was wounded when a stone hit her head. Meanwhile, according to the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, class work at Government Degree College Handwara, Government Boys Higher Secondary School Handwara and Government Girls Higher Secondary School Handwara will remain closed on May 9 (Tuesday) as ...