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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.”
  • Amgen fourth-quarter earnings, revenue beat estimates

    Amgen fourth-quarter earnings, revenue beat estimates
    Amgen Inc., the Thousand Oaks biopharmaceutical giant, said its fourth-quarter earnings jumped 27%, beating analysts' estimates, on strong sales of its arthritis drug Enbrel. The company, which also makes drugs to treat cancer, kidney disease,...

    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...

    For adults with scoliosis, treatment based on severity of symptoms

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How effective is surgery to treat scoliosis in adults? What does the surgery involve? ANSWER: Fortunately for most adults who have scoliosis, the condition can be successfully managed without surgery. For some who suffer from an...

    Consumer Reports: What Works, Or Doesn't, In Physical Therapy Treatments

    Maybe you're recovering from surgery or dealing with a condition such as arthritis or back pain. Or maybe you're just combating the aches and pains of advancing years. But one way or another, Consumer Reports notes, there's a good chance that at some...