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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.”
  • Panic Disorder Easier To Manage Thanks To New Breakthrough

    Panic Disorder Easier To Manage Thanks To New Breakthrough
    President Roosevelt was trying to reassure us when he told us we had nothing to fear but fear itself. If you've studied Panic Disorder, that doesn't really sound reassuring anymore. Panic Disorder starts with an attack of extreme anxiety, one that...

    Ebola highlights slow progress in war on tropical diseases

    LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the world's most gruesome diseases are finally getting a bit of attention. The worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which has already killed at least 2,296 people in West Africa, has triggered a scramble to develop the first drug or...

    It's in Virginia's budget: $1.96 million for tuberculosis prevention and control

    RICHMOND – Rarely is potentially frightening phraseology found in the state budget. But the $40,000 set aside each year "for the purchase of medications and supplies for individuals who have drug-resistant tuberculosis" is kind of a show stopper....

    WHO's misplaced Ebola priority

    The World Health Organization is nothing if not opportunistic, impulsively jumping on every public health issue that makes the front page. And, of course, it always calls for lots more money to throw at the disease-of-the-month. The latest on  WHO's radar...