Google is going to start showing medical details in search results that are related to illnesses.Starting with US users in the “coming days”, the Silicon Valley company will provide a number of possible “related conditions” when a person searches for symptoms they may be suffering.
“Health content on the web can be difficult to navigate, and tends to lead people from mild symptoms to scary and unlikely conditions, which can cause unnecessary anxiety and stress,” the company said in a blog post.
By EMILY REYNOLDS
When a person searches for “headache on one side” the results will show conditions such as headache, migraine, tensions headache, cluster headache, sinusitis, and common cold. Google added: “For individual symptoms like “headache,” we’ll also give you an overview description along with information on self-treatment options and what might warrant a doctor’s visit.”
Search results are intended for “information purposes only” and a doctor should always be consulted before any medical action is taken, Google stressed.
Google said that those conducting mobile searches in the US will be the first to see the updated results. It also plans to roll the feature out to more countries and different languages in the coming months but has not given a timeframe as to when this may happen.
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