Embattled Tech Companies Charge Deeper Into Health Care

Big tech has a lot of problems: fake news, sexual harassment, Russian interference, privacy concerns, and growing fears that too much screen time rots your brain. But even as they struggle to solve these day-to-day problems, the industry’s biggest players are putting more resources into another notoriously hard problem: health care. Verily, a life-sciences unit…

Robot with sense of touch could allow surgery from another city

HeroSurg in full flight.Image: Deakin university During keyhole surgery, surgeons typically rely on sight as they remotely control the delicate operation. A new robot promises to give them one important extra sense: touch. The invention, revealed Wednesday at the Australasian Simulation Congress in Melbourne, Australia, is called the HeroSurg. Created by a team at Australia’s…

Your Pret cake been in a position to more sugar than 6 Krispy Kremes

High street coffee shops are serving cakes containing “staggering” levels of sugar, new research has disclosed .Image: Westend6 1 Images/ AP Images UPDATE: Dec. 6, 2016, 2:54 p.m. GMT Statement from Starbucks LONDON Cakes sold at leading coffee shops could contain “staggering high levels” of sugar with some containing as much as 18 teaspoons per…

The hard truth about back pain: don’t rely on narcotics, scans or quick fix | Ann Robinson

Most treatment is wasteful, wanton and incorrect, tells the Lancet. The key is to try to keep walking and run, says the GP Ann Robinson Back pain is the biggest cause of disability globally, and most of us will have at least one nasty bout of it. But treatment is often wasteful, wanton and incorrect,according…