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Posted:
Jun 23, 2016

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Emily S

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Google aims to stop terrifying you with its responses when you search medical symptoms

Even if you’re not a hypochondriac by nature, jumping on Google to do some research when you have a mysterious headache or cough has been enough to make you one. For years, both patients and doctors have complained about how hard it is to distinguish between real advice and the random ramblings of...

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Posted:
Jul 22, 2015

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Deirdre

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Online Symptom Checkers Can't Replace The Real-Life Doc Just Yet

  We've all been there before: headache, dizziness, sore throat. Uh-oh! Better Google the symptoms or maybe try WebMD's online symptom checker to see what's wrong. But how accurate are these online symptoms checkers, anyway? Turns out, millions of people are entrusting their health to some pretty...

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Jan 23, 2015

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Emily S

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IBM's cognitive computer Watson could use skills to help treat veterans with PTSD

In 2011, IBM's Watson computer system used artificial intelligence to beat challengers on the TV quiz show "Jeopardy." Now, physicians at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are putting Watson to a different test: using the system to help them treat veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.

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Oct 31, 2014

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Emily S

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Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

There's now free software for your iPhone that lets you check for early signs of certain eye diseases.  The idea for the app comes from a Baylor University chemist named Bryan Shaw. We introduced you to Shaw late last year. Shaw's son Noah was born with a rare form of eye cancer known as...

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Oct 28, 2014

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Maggie

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Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible. The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a...

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