Google symptom search – If you think you have some kind of illness, a quick Google search of your symptoms can now reveal what illness you might have.
There are plenty of medical apps available for Android and iOS, but it would be even better if you could just do simple Google search of your symptoms, and instantly have a possible disease? Well, Google has you covered.
According to Google, millions of searches on Google have something to do with symptoms. “But 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.”, says Veronica Pinchin, product manager at Google.
That’s the reason why Google has teamed up with a team of medical doctors at Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic. Soon enough, a simple Google search will give you a Google card of your possible condition, and give you more information about it. As of now, this is available to US only, but from what Google say, it should be available worldwide soon enough.
Of course, Google can’t replace your family doctor, and you should see your doctor if you have something severe, but Google symptom search really is awesome.