Healthysparx is a new web app that makes it easy to find answers to your health and medical questions.

With a minimalist but attractive interface, Healthysparx allows users to post and answer questions, earning points for their answers. Users can “respark” an answer, which uses a retweet-style icon but seems to have more to do with lending an answer credibility from the community.

There’s a “Bonus” tab, where keen users can earn double points for answering questions that haven’t yet received a response, or have otherwise been selected as double points questions.

Much like Quora, users can follow both users and topics. The interface is snappier and cleaner than Quora’s, although in some cases a bit more inline documentation would help the app’s cause.

Healthysparx was founded by a husband and wife team from Tasmania in Australia: Corinne Mirkazemi, a pharamacist and nutritionist, and her husband Arman Mirkazemi, a web developer.

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Of course, with all crowdsourced information one needs to take reasonable steps to verify before taking potentially dangerous actions. But Healthysparx has greater potential than sites like Quora in this area: as a health-focused service, it will attract a community of more dedicated health professionals than Quora, willing to give you the next best thing to a consultation when the doctor’s office is closed and you’re a new parent trying to figure out what to do about colic.