WolframAlpha Is My New Doctor

Feeling ill? Whatever you do, don't look at WebMD, unless you enjoy convincing yourself you're having an aneurysm. But WolframAlpha just made self-internet diagnosis useful.

WolframAlpha launched a medical tools feature today so you can stay at home and play doctor. It aggregates survey data from the CDC to give you a search tool that lets you see how various symptoms (and combinations of them) correlate with various diseases. It also breaks down that data to show distribution actoss a variability of patients' attributes, like age, weight, height and body mass. It's oddly kind of fun. And I found out I'm probably not having an aneurysm! Which was a relief.

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