WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

TUESDAY 7AM - 8PM

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 

 

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Researchers testing new birth control ring

Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Scientists are studying the effects of a new potential revolutionary birth control ring.

The TDF-IVR would unwanted pregnancy and protect women against STD's, including AIDS.

It was developed by an associate professor at Northwestern University, in Illinois.

The idea isn't a new one, but Patrick Kiser figured out the right types of plastic to use that could reliably release the two different drugs at different rates and in the proper amounts.

"You can think of this as kind of a chemical condom," Kiser said.

The research was published in September in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Sixty women were fitted with the ring in November, and studied for 14 days.

Now, scientists are pouring over data from the trial, hoping to have the ring on the market in the next seven years.
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