Another Google Gizmo? Google Health Platform

In a tit-for-tat battle betweem Microsoft and Google, the latter has launched the latest salvo with the announcement of a Google Health Platform for "early 2008".

After Microsoft's acquisition of Medstory, a firm specialised in health related search software and the announcement earlier this month of its HealthVault which would allow people to gather all their health data in one single point, it is now Google turn to show its cards.

The project is headed by Marissa Mayer, Google's head of search and she pointed out that there's a huge number of users who use Google as the point of entry for their health queries and the health industry.

However, it seems that for not at least, Microsoft has the upper hand with Google doing the catching up for a change.

Information week compiled a list of ten things that Google could do in the health sector; these includes finding trends and proposing services, albeit with a humorous tinge.