Doctors prefer Google over other search engines by a 2-to-1 ratio, according to a recent Kantar Media survey. Fully 87% of physicians use Google, compared to 43% for both WebMD and PubMed, the survey showed.
Google Health, a personal health records service, will shut down next January. The service "didn't catch on the way we had hoped," according to a blog announcement. "We continue to be strong believers in the role information plays in healthcare and in improving the way people manage their health, and we're always working to improve our search quality for the millions of users who come to Google every day to get answers to their health and wellness queries," the company added.