| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:35 PM
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.”
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:59 AM
(Corrects spelling of drug name to Alprolix in paragraphs 7 and
By Deena Beasley
LOS ANGELES, March 7 (Reuters) - For 33-year-old video
editor and hemophilia patient Travis Roop, being able to get
life-saving infusions of a blood clotting agent...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:07 AM
March 7 (Reuters) - Several companies are developing new,
longer-acting versions of vital blood clotting factors used by
people with hemophilia to prevent joint damage and other
complications of the inherited bleeding disorder.
The new treatments are...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:35 AM
At age 17, La Monica Greene began using a novel contraceptive device. The St. Louis teenager had obtained a prescription for NuvaRing a vaginal, once-a-month birth control ring.
Several weeks later, she died.
Her mother, Monica Greene, filed a...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:13 AM
By Mitch Lipka
Feb 27 (Reuters) - When you travel a lot - particularly when
the journeys involve going to unfamiliar places many time zones
away - your health can make the difference between a successful
trip and an awful one.
Just ask Bob Costas, who...