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Monday, June 20, 2016

Feeling sick? Google improves search results for medical symptoms



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Self-diagnosis on the Internet has always been a dicey proposition. Type in a set of symptoms and the results are mostly of two varieties: not very helpful, or “You’re gonna die!”
Now Google wants to do a better job of helping you diagnose yourself. The engineers behind the search engine hope that a new algorithm will give people more nuanced and realistic answers, and show them where to find help instead of hysteria.
Developed with medical experts at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic, Google had a team of doctors evaluate medical conditions based on a representative sample of searches. Type in symptoms and the search engine will offer up a list of possible causes and, for each one, a suggested course of action — a quick fix, a trip to the doctor, or both.....

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