Microsoft adds food and drug information to Bing Snapshot

Microsoft continues to add more information and entities into its Bing search service. Last March, the company added data about doctors, lawyers and more to the site's Bing Snapshot box. Today, Microsoft announced that users can now see detailed information about specific drugs and food in Bing Snapshot.

Microsoft's Bing blog reveals that the info box will show up if a person types in the name of a food item or drug. For a specific food, Bing Snapshot will display facts about the number of calories in a serving, what kinds of vitamins it contains, how much fat it might have, its scientific name and more. It certainly sounds like it will be a solid resource for people who want to learn more about what they eat.

As far as drug information, Bing Snapshot will now reveal the chemical formula for specific medications, along with what symptoms they are designed to treat or prevent, their inventor or inventors, their classes, side effects, how they are administered and much more. Again, this new and quick way to access data from inside the Bing search engine, instead of clicking through links, should be a big help to people who are doing research on drugs.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Microsoft

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