Google Will Provide Credible Medical Search Results
Google answers thousand or millions of health-related questions every day, in every language. According to company data, every one out of twenty searches is related to medical issues and that’s why Google tries to reshape its search engine accordingly.
Google announced that they’ll be adding fact-based and ‘clinically approved’ health information into medical search results.
Thanks to this update, when you ask Google a question like “What is Hypertension?”, you’ll get the answer through Knowledge Graph —the service that helps you research a topic faster and more in depth than before.
From the official Google blog: We’ll show you typical symptoms and treatments, as well as details on how common the condition is—whether it’s critical, if it’s contagious, what ages it affects, and more.
Google explains that they get help both from the company’s and Mayo Clinic’s medical doctors and high-quality content on the web, while providing these medical search results.
If you recall, Google launched its own health and fitness application Google Fit last year. Obviously, Google wants to take more action on health issues, in order to challenge its competitors such as Apple and Microsoft.
For now Google’s new medical search results are released in the United States, for queries in English.