Feeds

Google Health is coming

Hypochondriacs ahoy!

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Given that Google is already the first stop for hypochondriacs, or anyone else seeking info on an illness, the search giant's move into health information could be a winner.

Google Health will offer targeted search for sickies. Predicted to launch later this week the search can be refined and results put into categories like "treatment, research papers, symptoms, news, alternative treatments". It also divides information up according to expected audience - stuff for health professionals rather than patients for example.

The service may end up looking like Google's Finance portal which offers other services, like news headlines and market data, alongside tailored search results.

Google, and the internet more widely, have been blamed by some doctors for giving patients alarming information and for spreading information about rare side effects.

There's more info from ZDNet's Google blogger here.

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'
Open-source 'love' fairly runneth over at cloud event
Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER
First browser to protect networks' bandwith using official spec
Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat
Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries
Torvalds CONFESSES: 'I'm pretty good at alienating devs'
Admits to 'a metric ****load' of mistakes during work with Linux collaborators
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.