Symptom search results to get better with new Google update

Google is rolling out an update that will allow users get better results about symptoms searches.

The company worked with a team of medical doctors to carefully review the individual symptom information, and experts at Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic evaluated related conditions for a representative sample of searches to help improve the results it shows.

As announced in Google’s blog post:

We create the list of symptoms by looking for health conditions mentioned in web results, and then checking them against high-quality medical information we’ve collected from doctors for our Knowledge Graph. 

Regardless of the better symptoms search results, Google still advises you to consult a medical doctor as medical search results are for informational use only.

This new update will be rolling out on mobile “over the next few days” in English in the United States to start and would likely be available in more languages and more countries.



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