On September 3rd, Google decided to announce the extension of the medical conditions database.
Indeed, health conditions continue to be among the most important things people ask Google about, and one of our most popular features.
So if you want to search for health or medical topics in Google, you can see the medical data about the disease. Back in February 2015, Google launched the medical content with 400 conditions, now it’s two times more content and a new design on web and desktop search results. In addition, you how have the opportunity to download and printed out the medical results in PDF format.
Google pointed on the three major changes in medical search results:
1. Hundreds more health conditions (soon over 900 total, more than double the number we started with) where you’ll get quick at-a-glance info on symptoms, treatments, prevalence, and more
2. Visual design improvements and some more specific triggering so it’s quicker and easier to get the info you need (for example, you can now search for “pink eye symptoms” and you’ll get straight to the symptoms tab)
3. A ‘Download PDF’ link so you can easily print this information for a doctor’s visit—this has been a top request from doctors
I bet doctors will be pleased to see the self-diagnosed patients with PDFs:)