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Some clouds and cool today, soaking rain Saturday, windy for Mother's Day

Friday starts dry, but the air gets juiced up enough by afternoon and evening to allow for scattered showers and storms to develop. Scattered rain and a few storms will be likely through Friday evening. The latest models have backed off on rainfall totals a little bit. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US

Hepatitis C is not just a disease contracted by people who inject drugs. Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus that is spread either by birth to a mother who is infected with hepatitis C, or through needles, such as sharing needles or other equipment used to inject drugs.

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Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo, WHO says

However, he assured the public that his ministry was taking all necessary steps to respond promptly and effectively to the new outbreak. Teams of epidemiologists, biologists and other experts are on their way to the scene of the outbreak and are expected to arrive by Saturday.

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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".