Google Inc. made an update: “Google Search” features information on almost 900 illnesses, and, as you will search for health-related information, you will be offered personalized, thorough descriptions.
Basically, the health conditions feature has been making it easier than ever to search and inquire about various illnesses. Google also said that 1 in 20 searches on its platform concerned health issues. So it seems that health related topics are some of the most popular items people search for.
The Google Knowledge Graph has been displaying medical facts on approximately 400 medical conditions since February. As of recently, the database has significantly increased, updating the number of conditions to about 900. The illnesses chart will also include previously neglected tropical and infectious diseases. It’s widely known that, usually, these diseases affect people in developing countries.
You can search for the different types of medical conditions either on your desktop or mobile device, as it works on both platforms. When you search for some health-related problem, a quick results panel will show up. This panel will tell you about the disease’s symptoms, prevalence and treatment options. Basically, the panel pops up in the right of your screen, offering you specific, key-details, at the first glance.
Moreover, Google is updating the design of the feature, whereas it will be determined when the option will be triggered. When you search for whichever medical condition, let’s say, “frostbite symptoms” or “flu symptoms”, you will be redirected to the particular symptoms tab.
Google’s staff reported they worked with a team of doctors in order for the information to be valid, real and accurate.
Moreover, physicians have advised Google Inc. to make it possible for the users to print the provided information on whichever disease they might be suffering from, in order for the patients to bring the leaflets to their appointments. Therefore, with the recent update, Google allowed people to download PDF’s , which they can print, with information featured via the Knowledge Graph.
At the present time, the feature is exclusively available in America, in US English. However, Google promised to expand it to other regions and make the information available in some other languages in the proximate future.
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