Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2009 by Shachar Pessis
HealthBase – Let’s say you wanted to know more about a certain health condition or illness. What would you do? Google it, right? Well, that could help, but the millions of results could leave you overwhelmed and frankly, fatigued. If you’re familiar with the various online health resources such as Web MD, PubMed and Mayo Clinic, those places offer a decent solution as well. However, if you’re interested in getting a more panoramic view of the illness in question in terms of causes, symptoms, treatment, etc., HealthBase is your answer. The site is based on semantic search technology that runs your queries on trusted health resources only, delivering a comprehensive list of relevant details and information.
Check out HealthBase’s results for insomnia to get a good grasp of what these guys are about. Notice how they break down the number of information records according to each resource. Another cool feature HealthBase offers is a list of alternative medicinal treatments to almost any sought after condition. Another HealthBase example relates to the causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I was extremely content with the results, and I even learned that CFS is very real and can lead to broken marriages and wrecked careers.