Monday, November 10, 2008

GOOGLE HOSPITAL

I was shocked, last month, to find out I had reached premature menopause.
1. Since I am not female; 2. I am pretty sure I am not cycling.

Read this article today about a research conducted to determine how accurately one can diagnose symptoms of illnesses using Google. While the team reported that "Google could be a 'useful aid' in diagnosing conditions with unique symptoms...", they also stated that "...a successful search needed a 'human expert' user, and therefore, patients would have less success trying to diagnose themselves on the internet".

I can vouch for the second statement. Turns out I had typhoid! :-)

42 comments:

Jeevan said...

Get well soon buddy :)
When we are unaware in medicine… doesn’t know how accurate we are in symptoms, but the good can help doctors. Nice link.

NIRMAL said...

Vara Vara Google oda use roumba jasti agitey pogudhu!!

Nobody cares to remember things!HOtel address? google! Phone No? google...Some times it makes us lazy!!

I just wonder how many of us would feel if GOOGLE services are shelved for 1 week like blogger,orkut,gmail,youtube,news,picasa (not that critical)and most importantly google search engine would put most of those @ work in software break their head!!

Too much of data also doesnt help at times! It confuses says Malcom Galdwel who wrote BLINK book.

Curious said...

That's Crazy....! What next will they suggest chopping off ur uterus to cure that as well! :O

You take care buddy... get well soon!

Meira said...

golly! I'l visit the friendly neighborhood doc any time :D
Else I'l come up with the most weirdest of diagnoses!
You down with premature menopause..I mean, Typhoid ?:O . Take care :)

Ghost Particle said...

hahah...bro well its so true. so many are doing selfdiagnoss now arent we?

and also buying the same meds we did 5 or 10 years back coz we have reference and their names. hmmm :)

venus66 said...

Thank you Vinesh for your kind visit.Pray that you will get well soon. Take care.

Jo said...

LOL!!! Anyways, take care of the typhoid. :-)

santasizing...Fantasizing said...

lol:)now that must be a shocker:)
get well soon:)

V. Archana said...

Take care, get well soon...

tekybala said...

mmm interesting.... Google always rocks,

Get well soon!

Nidhi said...

Get well soon :)

And as far as the diagnosis by Google is concerned... am sure am never going to try that now :D

The Seeker said...

Take care anna!! for your information, its something like andropause( The male version of it) and not menopause, Ironically I searched google to verify whether i was right!!!!

Prats said...

Get well soon...and next time leave the googling to hassled moms and you stick to those qualified white coat men!!

Chriz said...

liquid diet... wow.. same diet here..

cheers bro

Sujata said...

Very funny! :)
Hope you are feeling better now.

Arunima said...

yup, these things might make a virgin pregnant too. I am not talking surrogacy now. :-)

Bingo!! said...

hey thanks for dropping by....
premature menopause... uff..but i guess thats better than a possible pregnancy..
typhoid- take care !!

Heart'n'Soul said...

aaahaaaahaaaahaaa
ROFL

GOOGLE DOCTOR ahaaan??

finally sumthn to proove tht google is still not reached the status of being GOD... like most ppl bel!!!

nice nice

Anu said...

Get well soon.. Im guilty of doing the same thing as well, checking webmd for every lil symptom..

Anu said...

Added you to my bloglist

MAN IN PAINTING said...

yes..it is dangerous..
very important post..
nice
take care
mip

Alagar said...

take care vinesh

Manasa said...

Get well soon :)

chirpy-paaro said...

Hahahah!!!! Take Care!!!

aachpach said...

oops!! Take care.

PreethZzZ said...

u feeling better?? and boy i swear google is better than doctors! trust me...experience talks!!

Pri said...

if google started giving accurate online diagnosis, then what would we doctors do for a living??? :-/

thankgod for small mercies....sigh!

Joy said...

Get well soon. The start of the post was too good....

Meghna said...

LOL! google really helpful always :)

Get well soon!

Ghost Particle said...

hey? break?

The Seeker said...

Hello!!! You fine? Long break!!! hope enjoying your Typhoid Times... Wink;)

Aarthi said...

Haha..but I think these days we can trust google than doctors.. might not be for diagonizing but atleast for cure..:)

Keshi said...

Hope ur ok now? cos u hvnt updated since Nov 10th. TC!

Keshi.

The Seeker said...

http://basicallythejobless.blogspot.com/2008/12/its-raining-in-my-mirage.html

Do drop in for surprise anna!

SwAThi.... said...

Wish u a very happy new Year 2009!!!!

Alicia Newby said...

I guess that goes to show that we can't rely on a computer for everything.

V. Archana said...

happy new yr :)

AMIT said...

Google has many information on medical.

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Srivats said...

haha

Interesting posts , first time here , U got a style of ur own

Sri

Srivats said...

almost forgot!

Get well soon!

AMIT said...

Yes its true we can get all remedies from Google.

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Jules said...

The thing I find most amusing is that article has it's own "ask a doctor" search engine!!! It's like saying don't use Google, use our own... we're real doctors. But how do you ever know!?

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