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San Francisco healthcare search engine startup Healthline has just raised $14 million in another round of venture capital. It was going to announce the funding tomorrow, but Michael Arrington at TechCrunch scoops it.

No surprise, as we mentioned back in October this was likely to happen.

And as Mike mentions, the site is getting some buzz in tomorrow’s New York Times, which says Healthline is performing favorably alongside sites such as Google and WebMD:

Type “cold” into Google, for instance, and the site displays links to information on everything from nasal maladies to Cold, the rock band. Do the same thing on WebMD, and the site will post many links, but only to its own content….

…Type “cold” into Healthline’s search box, by contrast, and the site presents you with a map of different respiratory diseases and disorders, along with a list of links to Web sites with information – but not commercial products – related to those disorders.