Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bing unveils new medical query features

Microsoft has beefed up the medical information results for its Bing search engine. Now when looking for drugs, conditions and information on medical tests, Bing will provide results with an info box containing basic info and links to more data from reputable institutions, such as Mayo Clinic, NIH, and medical associations. New features include:

# Tweets from select health publishers in instant answers
# Instant health data tables for common inquiries like blood pressure or cholesterol levels
# Shortcuts to clinical trials for conditions including various cancer types and other major diseases
# New content partners including Harvard Health and the CDC

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