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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.”
  • European regulators recommend approval for AbbVie hepatitis C drugs

     European regulators recommend approval for AbbVie hepatitis C drugs
    European regulators have recommended approval for two drugs made by AbbVie to treat hepatitis C, both of which belong to a new generation of medicines that have proved effective in treating the condition that is the most common cause of liver...

    Maintaining a firm grip differs for men and women

    By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A simple grip-strength test might someday help doctors identify patients' risk for potentially disabling conditions later in life, but interventions likely would differ for men and women, a new study suggests....

    Willy Burgdorfer dies at 89; discovered bacteria causing Lyme disease

    Willy Burgdorfer, a Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, died Monday of complications of Parkinson's disease in western Montana. He was 89. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel...

    Europe gives green light to AbbVie hepatitis C drugs, others

    LONDON (Reuters) - European regulators recommended approval for two drugs made by AbbVie to treat hepatitis C, both of which belong to a new generation of medicines that have proved effective in treating a condition that is the most common cause of...