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How to handle questions that do not fit objectively a closed reason?

I understand that questions asking for medical advice are off-topic (as discussed in this meta question) and therefore should be closed. However, from what I got, there is no clear definition of what ...
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Why was this question on comparing vaseline with generically branded petroleum jelly for wound healing closed by mod as “personal medical advice”?

The question is: Title: How does vaseline compare with generically branded petroleum jelly in terms of cosmetic outcome for wound healing? I wonder how vaseline compare with generically branded ...
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Please re-open question with edited title

Please reopen. I edited title to be clearer. I am asking verification of a claim made in a video. Do doctors recommend that ears checked annually?
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Why was this question on optimizing the treatment following seborrheic keratosis scaling closed by 1 mod as "requesting personal medical advice"?

The question (which was deleted by Roomba) is: Title: After scaling a seborrheic keratosis near the eye, which ointment is effective to reduce scarring? After scaling a seborrheic keratosis near (<...
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What is our stance on questions with no prior research but where the OP posted an answer? Leave it open or close as lacking prior research?

What is our stance on questions with no prior research but where the OP posted an answer? Leave it open or close as lacking prior research? Examples: Why is it necessary to fast before a procedure ...
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Should questions that people suspect currently have no answer be closed or left open?

Should questions that people suspect currently have no answer in the medical litterature be closed or left open?
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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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What differentiates my closed question from this non-closed question?

I have a question here that was closed for asking "personal medical advice" Why does yawning sometimes cause intense pain at the base of my neck? How is this one different? Right wrist pain from ...
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Linking Personal Close Reason to DoctorWhom's answer

Currently, our close reason for personal medical advice links to this Meta question However, DoctorWhom's great answer seems to be better suited. Can we alter the link of the close reason to this? ...
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What close reason for nonsense questions?

Imagine someone asks "what colour socks are best for reducing blood pressure?" We can't answer that, because the colour of your socks has no effect on your blood pressure. I want to close such ...
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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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What to do with duplicates with no answers?

The question What is proper time for drinking water with meal? was asked yesterday, and in essence it asks the same thing as the question Drinking water during or after Meal, asked over 6 months ago. ...
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Revisiting Research, A reason to close

So this is a subject that's come up before, twice, but I'm not so sure we got to anywhere actionable. As mentioned in a comment, the fact that this community is struggling with professional ...
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Can we add some related sites for question migration, so people can vote?

Currently our Off-Topic Migration site is empty (exempt meta site), so this option is not used. Can we add the common related sites, for example: Biology.SE Fitness.SE Skeptics.SE So people can ...
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Can we have more general Off-Topic close reason for non-health related questions?

Currently it seems the only available reason for closure is: Questions requesting personal medical advice are off-topic here. or providing a custom message. How about the general reason which ...
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Unclear the unclear close?

For example, see this question, closed because of being unclear: When can eating fruits give maximum health benefits? It is close because of asking for "the best". And as Carey Gregory says in the ...
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Why don't people do something? - questions

What questions am I talking about? There is a type of question which has been cropping up on Stack Exchange sites since long before Health was created. And I have never seen a good answer to one of ...
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What if the doctor says: "I don't know"?

This happens to me this morning. When I ask about whether my legs are having lymphatic congestion or varicose veins, because the symptom of both two I read on the internet are similar, the answer the ...
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Should this question be closed?

I saw Weird blue thing on my finger? today, and it struck me as a prime example of a personal medical question - not only that, but even asking for diagnosis, one of the hardest thing in medicine. I ...
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Choosing custom off-topic close reasons

As discussed in this meta.SE post, the community needs to decide on a set of reasons that can be used to close questions that are off-topic. These can be adjusted or changed in the future, but already ...
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General reference questions

This was triggered by the question: Medications for asthma It has been raised that maybe it’s too broad because of the side effects bit. That may be. In a prior iteration it also asked for “best” ...
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"Primarily opinion based" and the dangers of unknown unknowns

I recently ran across this question closed as “primarily opinion based.” At the time, it read: Some people don't sleep enough due to work, school, or personal issues. Regardless of the cause, what ...
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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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What to do when the close voters don't comment?

My question Can I use a foot pedal to send mouse clicks and/or modifier keys ergonomically? got put on hold as "too broad". I modified the question to refine the scope, cast a reopen vote, but the ...