Dr. Google goes to school for new symptom search function

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After years of serving as the starting point for so many health-related searches, Google has finally done the inevitable: introduced a symptom searcher, at least to its mobile app. With help from Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic, the symptom-search function promises to be more accurate and useful than Dr. Google of the past.

The Internet giant said that it made the move after determining that fully 1 percent of all searches worldwide are symptom related. Google knew that it wasn’t delivering the best results. “After 20 minutes digging through health forums, chances are you’re overwhelmed by all the complicated medical terms and breaking out in a sweat—whether that’s related to the headache or the overdose of info is unclear!” Product Manager Veronica Pinchin wrote on the official Google blog.

Read more: Med City News

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