Use Google Now for Quick Answers to Your Health Questions
Google Now is getting more expansive and helpful everyday thanks to information that Google is getting from users. Apparently 1 in 20 questions asked on the search engine is health related. To aid these statistics, Google has enabled answers from their knowledge graph to be shown when you search for health information.
The process works like this: You ask Google a question, say “What is tonsillitis?”, and within seconds, a card shall appear with common statistics, symptoms, treatments, pictures, details, and more. You can scroll through the card and traverse the columns and sections to get relevant information about whatever it is you searched for.
Now Google is not intending this to be the end-all for your queries, but they hope this information will ease some of your worries or lead you to follow up on various medical websites or with your doctor. Google has even worked with a team of doctors to curate this information and make sure that it represents real-life knowledge.
This update is server based so no need to look for an app update and for now appears to be US only. Go ahead and try it in Google Now… now!
Source: Google Blog