Amazon's Echo speaker can now give you health advice

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Amazon Echo Becomes Your Personal Assistant

Amazon's Echo speakers can now give you health advice, The Verge reports.

Boston Children's Hospital has developed an app for the Echo speaker that can field questions about illnesses.

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Parents could ask their Echo speaker questions like "My child has a fever of 101. Should I be concerned?" and the Amazon Echo could let parents know whether that's normal when a child has a cold or something to be worried about.

The Amazon Echo speaker can be loaded with a variety of applications, known as "skills," that give it extra features. Another example is a news function that reads out the latest headlines.

The Echo has been a hit for Amazon, and it recently announced two new models of the device. One of the models, the Echo Dot, was only able to order through an Amazon Echo.

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Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet computers in a variety of colors are displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet computer is demonstrated for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the companys stock tumbling. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet computers in a variety of colors are displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Amazon Kids Fire Edition tablet computers are displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet computer is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet computer is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet computer is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet computer is displayed for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing its hardware ambitions to low-cost gadgets such as tablet computers and smart TV plug-ins, one year after its Fire smartphone flopped and sent the company's stock tumbling. (Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, photo, Amazon's new $50 Fire tablet is displayed in San Francisco. Amazon.com is introducing the $50 tablet computer in its latest attempt to boost its online store sales by luring consumers who can't afford more expensive Internet-connected devices made by Apple and other rivals. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, photo, Amazon's new $50 Fire tablet sits on display along with assorted colored cases, background, in San Francisco. Amazon.com is introducing the $50 tablet computer in its latest attempt to boost its online store sales by luring consumers who can't afford more expensive Internet-connected devices made by Apple and other rivals. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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