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Alexa, cure my migraine

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OPINION: Amazon is working with Britain's National Health Service to provide reliable Alexa answers to simple medical queries like "how do I treat a migraine" or "what do chickenpox look like".

The service is aimed at those that might struggle to operate screen-based web searches for health advice, such as the elderly or blind.

The British government claims this partnership will provide National Health Services (NHS)-verified information within seconds, through the AI-powered voice assistant.

This voice-assistant service is another bold step in the digital transformation journey of an arguably archaic system.

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Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock said: "Technology........

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