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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Millions of adults skip medications, primarily due to their high cost

    Harvard Health Blog Medications can do wonderful things, from fighting infection to preventing stroke and warding off depression -- but they don't work if you don't take them. Some people don't take their medications as prescribed because they forget, or...

    Govt report: What's the most expensive disease to treat in the U.S.?

    Govt report: What's the most expensive disease to treat in the U.S.?
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis in the U.S. Department of Commerce has revamped the way it measures medical costs to look at "how much the U.S. spends to treat different medical conditions." Topping out the list, way ahead of the others, are diseases of...

    Suzy Cohen: Reduce pain with nature's 'Pac-Man'

    Suzy Cohen: Reduce pain with nature's 'Pac-Man'
    Have you ever had a sore throat, been stung by a bee, or twisted your ankle? Do you have arthritis, back pain or headaches? Whenever you are in pain, your body makes compounds in response to the injury, which causes temporary redness, heat and swelling....

    Environmental Nutrition: Top 5 spices for health

    Environmental Nutrition: Top 5 spices for health
    Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, they also can boost your immune system to help your body fight disease. Some herbs and spices have specific benefits, such as calming an upset stomach or aiding in blood sugar control. It's no...