[Listening] 3 Top Questions You Asked Dr. Google In 2018

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Not a shirt on my back

Not a penny to my name

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Here’s the practice for today. Here are 3 health-related topics that had Internet surfers to Dr. Google with questions this year, according to a top 10 list from the search engine giant.


The data, based on search terms, was collected from January to mid-December.

Last year, some of the top health-related questions searched on Google included what causes hiccups, how to stop snoring, how long flu lasts and what is lupus. Some of the top health-related questions on Google in 2016 were related to Zika, traumatic brain injuries and cupping.

Here’s a look at the top trending health-related questions for this year — along with their answers.

1.What is the keto diet?

The ketogenic or “keto” diet topped the list of trending health-related questions searched on Google this year. The diet is high in fats, moderate in proteins and very low in ??? (1 word missing). Its aim is to put the body into “ketosis,” when it breaks down both ingested and stored body fat into ketones, which it uses as energy.

The keto diet has grown in popularity, and many people tout its effectiveness for weight loss, but in January, US News and World Report ranked it last on its list of best diets.

2.What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS came in second on the list of trending health-related questions for 2018.

This ??? (1 word missing) nervous system disease attacks nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord. Physicist Stephen Hawking, perhaps the most famous ALS patient, died of the disease in March. Little is known about the causes of the disease, and there is no cure. The condition is slightly more common in men than women.

3.What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis was the third topic that had people Googling this year. The condition occurs when tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus, which can be ??? (1 word missing) and lead to infertility.

More than 11% of women in the United States may experience endometriosis; one of them is Lena Dunham, star and producer of the HBO series “Girls.”

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