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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...

    Tuberculosis persists in Central Florida

    Tuberculosis persists in Central Florida
    It’s been 133 years since Robert Koch discovered the germ that causes tuberculosis, but despite effective treatments, the disease continues to affect people globally, nationally, and here in Central Florida. There was a slight uptick in the number...

    Texas hospital TB probe ends with no active cases seen

    Health officials say they found no active tuberculosis cases among infants possibly exposed to a TB-infected El Paso hospital worker. The El Paso health department announced Thursday that it's wrapped up its seven-month investigation of the potential...

    WHO: Tuberculosis is still declining in Europe

    Health officials say the number of tuberculosis cases in Europe is continuing to decline, dropping 6 percent in 2013 to about 360,000. Zsuzsanna Jakab, head of the Copenhagen-based World Health Organization's regional office for Europe, says the region...