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The Movement To Arm Teachers | NBC News

The Movement To Arm Teachers | NBC News

Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, a divisive idea has gained momentum as a way to stem school shootings: arm teachers. At some schools in Ohio, armed teachers have been in classrooms for as many as five years, since the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and originalRead More


N.S. health minister says province providing timely abortion access

Randy Delorey

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s health minister says he believes there is timely access to abortion services in the province despite calls from advocates to improve access. Randy Delorey said Thursday the province has taken steps to improve access to abortion services, including funding the abortion pill in November 2017 and giving Nova Scotians the option to self-refer for an abortion earlier this year. Delorey said it’s his understanding that most women get “relatively timely access” of within a day or two because of dedicated spots available for ultrasound services atRead More


Windsor-Essex County Health Unit confirms death related to West Nile Virus

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CTV Windsor Published Friday, September 14, 2018 2:09PM EDT Last Updated Friday, September 14, 2018 4:28PM EDT There has been a report of a death attributed to the West Nile Virus. According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, a man has died from the virus. No information is being released about the victim. Health unit officials say the West Nile Virus continues to be a risk until the area experiences temperatures below freezing. So far this year, 26 mosquito pools in Windsor-Essex have tested positive for West Nile, and 8Read More


Bed bugs in ambulances, cockroaches in a hospital: the unexpected challenges for health care

Ottawa ambulance being de-contaminated for bed bug

They are an unexpected and unpleasant expense for our province’s already cash strapped medical system: cockroaches in an Ottawa hospital, bed bugs in our ambulances and the time consuming efforts to eliminate them.The Queensway-Carleton had to seal off one of its rooms for several days, after a patient brought in cockroaches on a wheelchair.  And de-contaminations are done regularly on Ottawa ambulances and paramedic crews.  The de-contamination room at Ottawa’s Paramedic Headquarters was built to deal primarily with pathogensbut there’s another kind of bug that paramedics are consistently confronting hereRead More


Why are the Dutch so tall? BBC News

Why are the Dutch so tall? BBC News

The Dutch are, on average, the world’s tallest people, but it hasn’t always been that way. So what happened? Scientists believe a number of factors are responsible, such as genetics, better diet and medical care. But now there’s another theory. Research from the London School of Tropical Medicine suggests that natural selection may also have something to do with it. Jane O’Brien went to the Netherlands to find out more. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews source todays worldRead More


GOP Senators Celebrate Tax Bill Passage | NBC News

GOP Senators Celebrate Tax Bill Passage | NBC News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the bill’s passage an important moment in the country’s history. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News onRead More


Former NFL Cheerleader Recounts Being Duct Taped Before Game | NBC News

Former NFL Cheerleader Recounts Being Duct Taped Before Game | NBC News

In a press conference with lawyer Gloria Allred, former Houston Texans cheerleader Angelina Rosa described a harrowing experience where her coach duct taped her body and body-shamed her before an NFL game. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect withRead More


It’s UFO Day! Here’s What We Know So Far | Mach | NBC News

It’s UFO Day! Here’s What We Know So Far | Mach | NBC News

It’s UFO day and we still don’t know much about UFOs and extraterrestrial life. From why aliens might be unable to take on space travel to how some life on Earth might have originated from outer space, this is what we know so far about alien life in the universe. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. SubscribeRead More


Jeff Sessions Announces New Religious Liberty Task Force | NBC News

Jeff Sessions Announces New Religious Liberty Task Force | NBC News

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new religious liberty task force to protect American’s freedom of religion. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBCRead More


My ‘smart drugs’ nightmare – BBC News

My 'smart drugs' nightmare - BBC News

So-called “smart drugs” are drugs that can supposedly enhance your cognitive abilities. People all over the world are taking them in universities, offices and the comfort of their own home – to get ahead of the game. One drug, Modafinil – is amongst the most popular. It was labelled in August 2015 as the world’s first “safe” smart drug – off the back of research from Harvard and Oxford University. But is this true? And do “smart drugs” actually work? In this film, our reporter Benjamin Zand tries a drugRead More