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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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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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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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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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Site name/scope: what to do with old questions and answers

Things move forward. That's great. And it's uncharted territory. This is about the expected and perhaps even already ongoing cleanup. Currently my impression is that whenever community-diamond bumps ...
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Yet again, we have personal advice questions answered

I am concerned that we are still having personal advice questions answered by those who have been here a long time and therefore should know that these questions must never be answered, and they ...
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When should a question be transferred to Chemistry.SE?

I've just asked a question that one could argue should be migrated to Chemistry.SE. What is the community's stand on that? Should we accept questions regarding drug metabolism and interaction of ...
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Let's open a discussion on building in quality control measures that encourage higher quality posts/answers

The goal of this post is to have the Community decide which ideas should be tested on this site. Please participate! If you do not find the time to type an extensive answer, comment, write short ...
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Personal Diagnosis and Health.SE

First of all, what exactly is Health.SE's stand on personal diagnosis? How is it defined? Example: What can cause pimples? The OP might have pimples and is trying to find the correlating cause (I....
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Is this question a good fit for this site?

I have a question about a teenager friend who is greatly affected by the feelings of love he bears for a girl.She doesn't feel the same and this upsets him. You may say that this is a common story ...
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What is our stance on questions about asking for a specific number?

What is our stance on questions about asking for a specific number? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: Number of MRI scanners in the world today? How many MRI scanners are ...
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What is our stance on questions about assistive technology recommendations?

What is our stance on questions about assistive technology recommendations? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: Are there any tools/aids which can help deaf and mute people? ...
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Would a question about the purpose/motive of OT be on-topic here?

Two weeks ago, my father had a heart attack leading to multiple by-pass surgery. All things considered, aside from having nothing happen at all, what has happened is among the better things that could ...
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What is our stance on questions asking for health data sets off-topic?

What is our stance on questions asking for health data sets off-topic? I know they are on-topic on OpenData.SE, but I am curious to know whether they are allowed in this Stack Exchange. Example: Is ...
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Should we answer questions about using illegal drugs (e.g. hallucinogenic drugs)

I could write a fairly good answer to the question Why does the weight matter when consuming a certain amount of a specific drug? quite easily, but in the body of this question the user states that ...
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How do we handle questions which invite orthorexic discussions?

What do I mean by "orthorexia" Yes, I know that orthorexia is not an established diagnosis. I'm using it here in a broader sense as a shorthand for a cultural phenomenon, a set of ingrained beliefs ...
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Are questions about the “Why” of certain practices on-topic?

I'm not referring to the ethics of certain medical practices. Just like "why doctors use Technique A as opposed to Technique B". Also, I already saw this post about whether health practices are on-...
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How can we encourage better quality questions?

This is a hard one, and I think every SE site struggles with it. When a site is so large that it has a broad user base and gets many questions a day, closing and downvoting occur quickly enough to ...
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Question that should not be closed is being closed

At the time of writing, my question here is on the verge of being closed: https://health.stackexchange.com/questions/462/sudden-neck-pain-when-leaning-back This is exactly the kind of thing I was ...
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Are questions about the health care system on-topic?

I was about to ask a question like What are the benefits of seeing a trans-specific primary care doctor? when I realized that all the questions on here are about health, not about health care ...
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Should acupuncture meridian questions be on topic? [duplicate]

Here is example of the question: Can wisdom tooth cause hip ache? which relates to The meridian system (meridian-system?) in Chinese medicine which is based on kinesiology. Which obviously is about ...
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Are personal medical advice questions on topic here?

Should we allow personal medical advice question? I am inclined to say no. What are everyone else's thoughts? Consider this example question: What can I do to alleviate chronic migraine headaches? ...
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Should mental health questions be allowed?

It could be argued that mental health is such a big subject in its own right that this site should not accept such questions and should stick to physical health. Should we accept mental health ...