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This article was published on April 5, 2016

Google brings its medical info cards to search results for users in India

Google brings its medical info cards to search results for users in India
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Last year, Google began displaying informative cards alongside search results when you looked up medical conditions in the US. It’s now expanding the feature to serve users in India.

The search engine will pull in information about health conditions and diseases, such as their symptoms, how common they are and whether they’re contagious.

In addition to viewing them on your mobile device and desktop, you can also download these cards as PDFs and print them out. They’re available in English and Hindi; a number of them are accompanied by rich illustrations.

Google says its cards cover more than 400 health conditions, including common tropical diseases like malaria and dengue fever. The company worked with major hospitals in India to review the content for accuracy and accessibility.

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