Google is making it possible for users to find out more about health conditions that may be plaguing them or their community. The company announced that it is updating its health feature to provide information on more than 900 conditions as well as making it easy for people to download the information into a PDF to share with their physician.
A popular activity on Google is to query health information, and perhaps this is why it incorporated this activity into its search engine. Over the next few weeks, the company will provide much more data on health conditions, including symptoms, treatments, prevalence, and more. And to make sure it’s more visible, Google has made some visual adjustments so you’ll easily find the information you’re searching for.
Lastly, as mentioned earlier, a new “download PDF” link will be added for users to take the information to their doctors — this has been a top request by physicians.
What users can expect to find when they query on Google are facts about diseases like Legionnaires, Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, and Leishmaniasis. It’s limited to U.S. users and English language for now, but Google plans on expanding it to more languages and regions.
VentureBeatVentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
- up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
- our newsletters
- gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
- networking features, and more