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Upcoming Google service will let you talk to doctors online for medical help

Google is working on a new service that is integrated within the Google Search app of your phone. Whenever you search for an illness the app will suggest you to talk to a doctor, which will then initiate a Helpout-style video chat where you can ask the doctor about the problem you are having.

According to Google, “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.”

The service is rolling out to a few accounts in the US for now and is completely free in the trial phase. The service might cost you once it launches officially.

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