Google searches of common ailments will soon include illustrated guides to treatment, the search giant said Tuesday.
The new feature, which will roll out over the course of this week, will encompass 400 of the most commonly searched medical conditions, from tonsillitis to pink eye. Along with illustrations of the symptoms, the results will include bulleted lists of how frequently the condition occurs and what treatments are available to patients.
“We’re hoping to provide a framework for a more informed conversation with your doctor,” Amit Singhal, Google’s vice president in charge of search, told USA Today.
WebMD shares dropped by more than 5% in morning trading, shortly after Google’s announcement.
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