We are all familiar with Doctor Google – our attempt to diagnose our headaches for free which inevitably tells us we have terminal brain cancer.
Now however Google are trying to give access to real medical advice. The feature is part of their Helpouts feature, a video service which connects you to experts who can help with problems or teach new skills.
Now when you Google a symptom, the site will offer to connect you to a trained medical professional through your webcam.
A Google spokesperson explained the new move.
“When you're searching for basic health information — from conditions like insomnia or food poisoning — our goal is provide you with the most helpful information available. We're trying this new feature to see if it's useful to people.”
It could be a great resource for people who don’t have the time or money to get to a doctor in person for every little worry!