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The words
Technology has [taken / taking] another step in helping us with our healthcare. We can now [asks / ask] the digital device Alexa for advice if we are [worried / worry] about our health. Alexa is a [virtual / virtually] assistant created by the website Amazon.com. It is [capable / capability] of listening to people and answering their questions. As well as voice interaction capabilities, Alexa can make to-do lists, play music [under / upon] under voice request, and give us the [last / latest] news. Now Alexa can answer our health queries. Amazon has linked [up / down] with the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK to add a health advice capability to the software. Alexa will be able to [scorch / search] the NHS website for information and find an answer that is agreed on by many health [experts / expertise] .

Alexa's new health advice capability has been [meet / met] with a mixed response. The UK Health Secretary said: "Technology like this is a great example of how people can access [rely / reliable] , world-leading advice from the [comfort / comfortable] of their home, reducing the [press / pressure] on our hardworking doctors and [pharmacists / pharmacy] ." He added: "We want to empower every [patient / patience] to take better control of their healthcare." Other people say we need to be [careful / carefully] about trusting the advice of a [peace / piece] of software. They say we must go to a human doctor if we have serious health problems. Other people are concerned about [private / privacy] . The group Big Brother Watch is worried about hacking. It said: "It's a data protection disaster [wait / waiting] to happen."

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