Google: Searchers Use Our Health Results, So We Are Expanding It

Sep 4, 2015 • 7:48 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

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Google announced that they are expanding their database of medical and health information for those who like to do searches on medical conditions in Google Search.

Google said, "health conditions continue to be among the most important things people ask Google about, and one of our most popular features." So because of that, Google is expanding their database of medical conditions from around 400 to over 900 conditions, including even "neglected tropical diseases" they said.

Plus, to make it even better for Doctors, Google added a link to download the details as a PDF, so they can print it out and hand it to their doctor.

Here are the three upgrades being made:

  • Hundreds more health conditions (soon over 900 total, more than double the number we started with) where you’ll get quick at-a-glance info on symptoms, treatments, prevalence, and more
  • Visual design improvements and some more specific triggering so it’s quicker and easier to get the info you need (for example, you can now search for “pink eye symptoms” and you’ll get straight to the symptoms tab)
  • A ‘Download PDF’ link so you can easily print this information for a doctor’s visit—this has been a top request from doctors

Do you like the Google health results?

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