Google first introduced fact-checked health information to its Knowledge Graph earlier this year to present quality medical facts to users searching for specific conditions. Today the search giant says it will soon have over 900 health conditions included in its Knowledge Graph offering “quick at-a-glance info on symptoms, treatments, prevalence, and more.” Google says this more than doubles the amount of health conditions it included at the start. Google’s health information Knowledge Graph is getting smarter in other ways too.
In addition to the hundreds more medical entries, Google’s Knowledge Graph is improving how it presents health information as well as how it’s triggered. Google’s announcement of the changes includes the example a user searching for “pink eye symptoms” and the search results jumping straight to the symptoms tab of the Knowledge Graph entry on pink eye.
Google is also introducing a much-requested feature, it says, with new PDF links available for easily downloading and printing out information on health conditions. Google says this has been a popular request especially from doctors as users can bring this information during visits. As for when these changes hit, Google notes that the new entries and features will appear “over the next few weeks.” While the health information feature is still only available in English, the team behind it says they’re working on expanding it to other languages soon.
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