Mindfulness profits as meditation apps mature

PARIS: From the Zen capital of LA to the Champs Elysees comes the calming voice of a British Buddhist monk-turned entrepreneur, introducing American-style online mindfulness to the stressed-out French. “Relax your muscles,... Read more »

tech firms tackle opioid crisis with software

WASHINGTON: Technology firms are taking aim at the opioid crisis and related health problems with a new class of treatments — digital therapeutics — delivered by smartphone. These new treatments, backed by... Read more »

Facebook to curb social media propaganda against vaccines

Facebook has announced to launch an offensive to suppress the spread of misinformation about vaccines on the 2.3-billion-member social network. The company has faced pressure in recent weeks to tackle the problem,... Read more »

China’s Artificial Intelligence programs identifies diseases like a doctor

An artificial intelligence (AI) programme developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, researchers said Monday. From the flu... Read more »

Scientists establish link between ready-to-eat foods and higher risk of death

A major French study published Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and a higher risk of death, but researchers warned more work was... Read more »

Teen builds his own prosthetic arm using LEGO blocks

SANT CUGAT: David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition. Aguilar, 19, who studies bioengineering... Read more »

Samsung Electronics apologises for factory cancer cases

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics apologised Friday to workers who developed cancer after working at its semiconductor factories, finally ending a decade-long dispute at the world’s top chipmaker. “We sincerely apologise to the workers... Read more »