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Great speedy reaction to Spam

Immediately after answering a question on ambulance response time targets, I saw a blatant spam posting which was immediately pounced on by our brilliant community. Just wanted to praise those who ...
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Verification of moderator behavior [closed]

I feel that moderator Carey Gregory ♦ deleted my answer for no reason. Answer: https://medicalsciences.stackexchange.com/a/20570/17223 I tried to answer the best I know. Please, can this moderator ...
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How do we get this site more popular and how to gain more active users?

I noticed that unfortunately there are not a lot of active users here (anymore). What can we (starting with myself) do to gain more popularity on this site? To start with I've invited a few medical ...
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Should hyper-/hypo- words be tag synonyms of the main tag?

Maybe the tags hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation should be considered synonyms for pigmentation? And moreover that could maybe apply on other terms as well.
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Consider adding descriptive popups for parts of the body that are mentioned in answers in latin

As a non specialist I would strongly suggest a way to anatomically show the mentioned parts of the body in optional popups maybe, that appear when user hovers over the given latin term. Otherwise we - ...
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Are immunity and immune-system genuine synonyms?

I doubt that immunity and immune-system should be synonyms. They are obviously closely related but as far as I know they are not synonyms rather just related to each other. I'd argue that immunity ...
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Can anyone create the synonym `vaccine` for `vaccination`?

I'd like to see the synonym vaccine for the vaccination tag.
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Why does Hong Kong approve just 2 out of 7 triptans?

How to make https://medicalsciences.stackexchange.com/q/20161/16910 on topic? Since the question was removed (close vote by 1 mod + Stack Exchange's automated question deletion system), here is a ...
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Is the medical tag too broad and ambiguous?

Earlier today I was reviewing tag wiki edits and came across a suggested edit adding this to the medical tag: For questions about routine physical examinations. While I am familiar with the ...
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Is a question about TENS units on-topic?

A friend of mine has gotten a recommendation to get a TENS unit for his nape (back of his neck). Neither of us has had experience with these, and I was thinking I might ask about how to evaluate the ...
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Sniff Test: Lots of new users who all joined at the same time and are asking and answering each other's questions

A few days (3 at time of writing) ago we had several seemingly unrelated users join, they all seem to be asking questions relating to headaches/migraines and are answering each other's questions. The ...
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Mismatch between on-topic and off-topic with Seasoned Advice

I'm coming from Seasoned Advice SE since I voted to flag something as off-topic there because the question was asking for dietary and nutrition advice. Question here - Are overnight oats good for ...
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The site is listed still under the old name in SEDE

When you use Data Explorer (SEDE), in the list of sites you will find this one as Health. As far as I know, the name was changed to Medical Sciences some time ago.
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More upvoting needed by the community

Looking at the responses to 39 questions of mine deleted, and counting. How do you expect users to write well written questions? it strikes me that upvoting questions which warrant upvotes is needed ...
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Beta sites are no longer beta if 7 years old or more

Psychology & Neuroscience is no longer considered Beta even though they are not meeting the 10 questions per day criteria. The criteria is changing and we stand to move to non-beta status once we ...
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My question on twins and hysterectomies is totally justified

That Does having had twins lead to a hysterectomy later on? is a valid question that has been carefully written. It doesnt need your rules on research because it uses first principles – that of ...
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What is our stance on questions on medical careers?

What is our stance on questions on medical careers? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: What is the best method to get a non-student clinical rotation in the US? Medical students in the US ...
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On topic or not : Vet my story ideas

We are starting to see questions such as this one on injury verification, where the poster is asking for logical reasons for a person to have suffered certain injuries. This is the third or fourth ...
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Is it on-topic to ask about differential diagnostics for sciatica, and if so how?

I want to ask about which methods or tests are appropriate for differentiating different causes for sciatic nerve pain when the cause is not obvious (i.e. not trauma from direct impact). On the one ...
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Can I edit my previous questions citing names of hospitals,medical research institutes and name of the city.?

This question is about our family members who visited various hospitals,medical research institute,cancer research institute for check up,diagnosis and hospitalization.can I cite the names of the ...
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Tags: supplements vs food-supplements

We currently have a supplements tag as well as a food-supplements tag. Are they both needed, or should one be a synonym for the other?
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Break up Medical Sciences Stack Exchange

This Stack Exchange ranks as hands-down the most newbie-unfriendly, freedom-of-information unfriendly exchange where moderators actively prevent people from helping others due to some bullcrap ...
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How can we get less off topic question?

1 out of 4 question are being closed for being off topic. The majority of them are not closed by the community but by a moderator. Could the community be allowed to help close questions? Could a ...
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How can this question be more on topic?

I am not looking for a diagnosis or treatment. I am just inquiring on the benefits of snot. Can some tell me what wording I should use to be on topic? Do you swallow or spit?
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Showcasing exemplary questions and answers

I wanted to highlight this question about the J curve of alcohol consumption as one of the exemplary questions AND answers for our goal scope: Has the (in)famous J-shaped curve with regard to alcohol ...
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Can you retract an incorrect flag?

Due to issues I was having with my mobile phone I accidentally and incorrectly flagged a question as containing abusive content. I cannot see a way of retracting this, and I cannot flag the ...
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Update site name in disclaimer

The disclaimer page in the help center appears to show an older name for the site: The information, advice, links and/or any other materials (“Content”) made available through Health Stack Exchange ...
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Total Comments Migration to Chat after discussion moves off topic(apology to Carey)

Ok, I looked, but haven't seen a thread here yet about off-topic specifically in the comments, more specifically where discussion begins as on-topic, and then moves to off-topic discussion. I'd like ...
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Why is the question asking for textbooks on sexual physiology too broad?

Are there any textbooks about sexual physiology and practices? This question is closed as too-broad and perhaps self-help, but I'm unable to see how. Can you explain it to me?
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Why don't medications related to suicide warn against pregnancy?

I've edited Why don't medications related to suicide warn against pregnancy?, but please inform me if I can clarify anything else?
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The amazing migration of a medical question to an English-language site

My question about a clinical trial report was for some unknown reason migrated to EL&U. I'd be pleased to know why.
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Do we want to allow recommendation questions?

Discussion on a recommendation question found here. Generally, "recommend me X" type questions are currently off topic on almost every SE site (With the obvious exceptions of software and hardware ...
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Re-opening edited closed personal advice questions

Postdormital (hypnopompic) Sleep Paralysis was closed as it was asking for personal advice. It was edited by the OP and has subsequently been reopened by Carey Gregory♦(see https://medicalsciences....
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If and how may I ask question(s) about claims from a book that is regarded as pseudoscientific and promoting quackery?

Jerzy Zięba has written a bestselling book called "Ukryte terapie. Czego ci lekarz nie powie" ("The Hidden Therapies - What your doctor won't tell you"), which is widely considered to be pseudo-...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is this question really an off-topic one?

Please refer to this question. Someone has marked it as an off-topic question and the reason is mentioned as "Questions about diet and nutrition are off-topic unless they're related to a specific ...
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PMA Close Reason Missing

When reviewing Hair Transplant Donor Area extreme burn sensation and very itchy. Please help! in the review low quality posts queue, I went to vote to close, but the Personal Medcial Advice close ...
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Should food safety questions be considered on topic, and if so what, if any, limits should there be?

The question is in the title. By limits I mean, for example, should food preparation questions be allowed even though those are more directly on topic in Cooking.SE? This question was prompted by ...
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Question on Food Safety put on hold as not medical sciences

This question, Do fridges really keep things fresh, was put on hold by a moderator as off topic using the dialogue This question does not appear to be about medical sciences, within the scope ...
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Why is my question personal?

I have a question about my Medical Sciences Stack Exchange post: How to correctly use salicylic acid plasters against a plantar wart? I'm asking for clarification on what appears to be incomplete ...
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Is my answer missing credible references?

I've answered a general and speculative question: How long should a person keep blood test results? with an equally general and hypothetical answer (except for a tiny point which I've edited.) Yet -...
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Why is asking question “time gap between a meal and sleep” — considered off topic?

Originally I had asked below question in Fitness SE: What is the ideal time gap between lunch & power-nap as well as dinner & bedtime? Though I had a doubt, if it belonged to this SE. Later ...
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Why was my post about ALT-Levels closed as off-topic?

I have a question about my Medical Sciences Stack Exchange post: How can I lower my alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels? Why was this closed "as personal medical advice"? It can help anyone taking ...
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Updated help section needs review

I finally edited the help section to update the What topics can I ask about here section. This was largely a copy/paste from the Area 51 proposal with some minor changes, such as strongly emphasizing ...
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Are questions regarding medical office administration on topic?

I have some questions about medical scheduling and office administration. though not directly related to the medical sciences its related to its practice. Are such questions on topic?
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What sort of nutrition or environmental questions are suitable now?

The tour suggests that questions regarding Environmental or nutritional factors that affect health are now suited to HS now. Given that most of the unanswered questions before were about ...
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Should we edit Personal Medical Advice questions?

With the change of scope for this site, I am wondering if we should be more strict on Personal Medical Advice questions. What sparked my question was CBC showing Metamyelocytes at 2% (normal range is ...
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What should we do with questions tagged Home Remedies?

Now that the site has been renamed, what should we do with questions marked with the home-remedies tag?
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Is doctor-patient communication on topic?

Specifically, I'm referring to this question. I lean towards no, it is not on topic, but what do others think?
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What is our stance on questions based on some phony/scammy websites/webpages?

What is our stance on questions based on some phony/scammy websites/webpages? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Are closed plastic or wood blinds really not sufficient UVA protection? (mirror) ...

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