Every day about 400 millions searches are done using the Google search engine. Many of these searches are looking for health information and for every one the search terms, location of the computer and the time of search are stored. This data can be explored freely using Google Trends but can these trends tell us anything useful about disease patterns and do they have any potential to improve healthcare?
Dr Richard Bogle
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