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Google to launch digital health cards to give verified medical information

Medical misdiagnosis by ‘Doctor Google’ could be a thing of the past. 

Google is partnering with medical professionals to launch digital health cards which give details of more 900 conditions with verified medical information.

President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr Bastian Seidel, told 3AW Breakfast it’s about time Google did something about it.

‘It’s about time that Google is stepping up a bit,’ he said.

‘There’s so much nonsense out there when you do a Google search that it can be quite dangerous for patients.

‘Google had to change their tack a bit a bit, by making sure the information that comes up when you type in a condition or symptom is actually valid rather than dangerous.’

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