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February 27, 2017

Google delisting and penalty on controversial health news site divides webmasters

" fake news or google violation : the truth behind natural news website"
A screenshot from the website of Natural news

Google penalty on Controversial health news website called " Natural News" news  continues to draws fierce reactions among webmasters and those who see  a big brother google determined to control political narrative in what it terms as Paid and Fake news.The website is run by Scientologist Mike Adams (self-labeled "The Health Ranger")

Many say that the website has been targeted due to its controversial news content which many term "fake and unscientific".The website has in the past claim to have exposed “strange fibers” found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health “gurus,” dangerous “detox” products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics. The website Natural health is known for popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply.

The  alternative news site mainly focuses on controversial Health , Medicine and science news .The penalty and removing all of its 144,000 pages by Google seems to be drawing fierce reactions across both end of the spectrum due to its delisting by google . The news site confirmed being removed from Google and recently it claimed that Google banned them because the site was pro-Trump and many of its views were against the commonly held “ideologies of the mainstream media websites.

However Google recently explained that a apparent "Google webmaster violation is the reason this website was penalized by Google, not its controversial nature.Meanwhile natural news stuck to its stand that “ its ideologies and editorial narrative was the reason of Google’s clampdown.Meanwhile  John Mueller, a Webmaster Trends Analysts at Google, has now posted on Twitter saying Google did post a message about the penalty in Google Search Console. He also added a thread that the site was penalized due to sneaky mobile redirects. According to Searchengineland John said: 

 "Hi! I work with the Google Search team. We’re seeing a bit of confusion & incorrect stories circulating about what’s happening here, so just to be super clear — Natural News is using a sneaky mobile redirect, which is prohibited by our webmaster guidelines (there’s a bit about this kind of issue at ). These redirects aren’t always easy to reproduce, they’re sometimes in widgets or served by ad networks, and can target specific devices, browsers, or user locations. When we last checked, there was one on http://blogs. naturalnews. com/bentonite-clay-a-natural-medicine-cabinet-must-have/.As soon as this is cleaned up, the site can submit a reconsideration request through Search Console, and once that’s reviewed things will return to normal. No action has been taken based on the editorial content of this site "

Meanwhile Over 51,000 people have already signed this White House petition that asks President Trump to intervene and halt Google’s blatant censorship of one of the world’s most beloved resources on natural health, disease prevention and free thinking. 

According to natural news Google has increasingly penalized and even banned the promotion of natural medicine remedies that compete with Big Pharma’s lucrative drug profits. According to a release published at its website, Natural News says “Google has deliberately sought to disconnect humanity from natural health solutions that prevent disease while tweaking its search algorithm to favor “official” medicine sources that are all tied into Big Pharma’s lucrative drug monopolies.

October 24, 2016

electronic health records ( emr ) softwares for small hospitals compared

 Electronic health records help private hospitals and clinics to manage their health records better and more efficiently. Software's under this vertical can be differentiated by size, by the number of patients and hospital beds. Software's are be hosted privately or  by cloud. Private clouds help hospitals take control of their data including the details for patient records ,doctors and medical staff .

June 25, 2011

Google Health Dumped: Digitization ends with a whimper

Google is retiring two influential projects: Google Health and PowerMeter. Neither project attracted enough users to make it worthwhile supporting them, the company said.While they didn’t scale as we had hoped, we believe they did highlight the importance of access to information in areas where it’s traditionally been difficult,” wrote Aaron Brown, Google senior project manager, mentioned  in an official blog post.

Google Health
, a free service that stores your personal health information, will end January 1, 2012. All its data available for download for a year following the shutdown. PowerMeter, another free tool that helps monitor your home energy usage, will end September 16, 2011.

Google Health has been under development since mid-2006. In 2008, the service underwent a two-month pilot test with 1,600 patients of The Cleveland Clinic.

On May 20, 2008, Google Health had been released to the general public as a service in beta test stage.

On June 24, 2011 Google  finally dumped its   " Health " project, however post   January 1, 2012; Google Health data will be available for download through January 1, 2013. The reason of abandoning the project is the lack of widespread adoption.

Currently, users can grab their Google Health data as a PDF, HTML file, ZIP file or in one of several formats. Also, Google will soon allow users to “directly transfer your health data to other services that support the Direct Project protocol, an emerging open standard for efficient health data exchange.
One of the key contributors to the overall success of Google Health were partnerships with insurance companies, hospitals and other medical institutions to make data more available to consumers. As last year, Google Health still needed to sign up hundreds of insurers in the U.S. Google announced some key deals (i.e. a partnership with CVS to import prescription data into the platform), but couldn’t gain traction elsewhere.(Techrunch )

Google also started transitioning Health into an overall wellness platform, allowing users integrate data from FitBit and CardioTrainer, but clearly this didn’t get enough traction amongst users.
Microsoft’s competing product HealthVault looks to be still alive and kicking.