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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...

    Meals on wheels for pets, too

    Meals on wheels for pets, too
    In an old trailer at the edge of a cemetery lives a little dog who loves meatloaf. Scarfs it down with tail wagging and then begs for more. Therein lies the problem. The meatloaf isn't meant for Andy, a 7-year-old schnauzer. It's for his owner, Jack...

    Pain relief from corticosteroid injections can vary greatly

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have osteoarthritis in my spine. About a month ago, I got a steroid shot in my lower back because my doctor said it might help with stiffness and pain in my back and legs. It worked wonderfully, and my symptoms are gone now. How does...

    Beloved K9 gets police escort to be euthanized at clinic

    A beloved K9 suffering from seizures and arthritis received a final salute and a police escort, with lights flashing, to the Maine vet clinic where he was euthanized. Dozens of officers and firefighters turned out this month to pay their respects to...