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A user has a different reputation on Meta compared to on Main. Could it be a bug?

I was curious about how this user had the necessary 5 points of rep required to participate in Meta , and indeed their Meta profile is showing that they have a reputation of 13: However the user ...
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Would asking if a specific type of device exists be on-topic here?

On the Outdoors Stack, there is this question from a member with high reputation asking: Looking for Technical Information on a Gadget with Fall Detection and Reporting Capability I am old enough to ...
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Are resource questions about study documentation schemes on topic?

Question about on-topicness So I'm looking for an ontology (RDF/OWL) of potential conflicts of interest in medical research; and thought MedScience might be the most appropriate SE (but not sure). ...
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How deep into the skin does topical Benzoyl Peroxide penetrate?

Why close How deep into the skin does topical Benzoyl Peroxide penetrate? as off topic, when How deep into the skin do topical acne medications penetrate? isn't? The former is a hyponym of the latter.
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Can I ask medical questions about the courses I study here?

I'm new to this community! I was wondering if I can ask questions about the doubts I have in the courses I study, I'm 1st year MD student and I'm not sure if my questions are suitable for this ...
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Community for Medical Devices

I work in a medical device manufacturing company. I work in Regulatory and QA. Is there a Stack Exchange community for medical device manufacturing/ or Medical device Regulatory?
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Is it off-topic to ask about the plausibility of a medical diagnosis given in a movie?

Briefly, my specific question is: could two gunshot wounds go unnoticed by doctors if the patient has serious burns covering 60% of their body, and is admitted unconscious and alone? Is it inevitable ...
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If a question asking for personal medical advice is initially closed, but is then edited to be depersonalized, can it be reopened?

A user asked a question requesting personal medical advice, and it was closed. Since then, it has been edited such that it is very generic and does not include any personal details. Can the question ...
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Let's improve the question guidance for new users

As described in this Meta Stack Exchange post, individual Stack Exchange communities are able to customize particular elements of the "Ask a public question". The exact things that can be ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Medical Sciences has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Discussion: What is needed for this site to work?

In a short exchange between @anongoodnurse and myself, it was mentioned that This site will never meet high expectations; it's a terrible fit with the SE network, and has been from the beginning ...
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Can my post be reopened now?

Deriving life expectancy from FLIPI index data for FLIPI(3) High Risk
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2022

Summary: Medical Sciences Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on February 21, 2022 to bring in 2 more moderators. For full details of the process, see the ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Close-vote threshold lowered to three

The impetus for this question was this medical advice question which (as of the time of writing) had 3 votes to close but obviously remained open. As longtime users of this network know, it takes 5 ...
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Is there a preferred referencing style to use?

Many questions and answers will involve citing journal articles and other scientific works. Clearly, it's desirable if there is a link to a free online version of the article. However, such links (e.g....
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Are questions related to health technology assessment and health economics off topic?

I'm a mod from Economics.SE and thought it would be better to ask questions relating to health technology assessment and cost effectiveness analysis here since these arent the usual questions non ...
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Why am I banned from asking questions?

Why am I banned from asking questions? I am certain all of them are good. Most of them have a positive score. Most of them are not closed. Considering the fact that we have a pandemic going on, I find ...
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Is it acceptable to give medical advice (or medical instructions) in an answer?

In the Meta discussion titled: What is a medical advice?, I found that Carey Gregory defined "medical advice" as a type of question: "Medical advice is any question that asks for a ...
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The percentage of answered questions seems to have suddenly jumped, what happened?

When I asked whether or not our Beta label would be removed, we were at about 60% answered, and the answer was that we would remain in Beta because we weren't at 70% answered. Now we're "suddenly&...
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Is our Beta label being removed?

Since we learned that Matter Modeling is graduating and Quantum Computing is graduating and Freelancing is graduating and Retrocomputing is graduating and Economics is graduating, I'm curious if ...
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I have an [allergy] to a tag [allergen]

We have the following two tags: allergy (83 questions, tag wiki) allergen (15 questions, no tag wiki) There is a scientific difference in meaning between these two words (an allergy is a medical ...
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Why was this question on closed by 1 mod as "requesting personal medical advice", even though the same mod said it was on-topic last year?

The question is: Title: Vaseline is used to reduce scarring following keratosis. Is there a substitute ointment that will be less uncomfortable when used near the eye? Body: After scaling a ...
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How do I get out of Meta and back to the regular forums on medical sciences?

It put me here in Meta for no good reason. How do I navigate out of that and back into the regular eg medicinal chemistry or closest to it? I assume it's a bug in the system that put me here in meta? ...
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Would medical decision making aspect of my question be in scope for this site?

Please reference this question of mine from The Workplace SE. I am trying to work with my wife to assist her with how to discuss with hospital management her concerns that ventilating multiple ...
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How can we change laws / forum policy to allow basic MRI questions?

Since 2015 (currently 2021), there are just 47 MRI questions in medical sciences. I have personally witnessed how MRI questions disappear within about two weeks, leaving a 404 error. I suspect people ...
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Reconsider the three-day edit-ban

Why have I been edit-banned for 3 days? I believe I didn't violate anything. My recent questions, not a lot of them, didn't attract much attention but didn't have a negative score either (at the time ...
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Should questions that are off topic due to lack of question author research have a historical lock applied?

I am posting this question because a community moderator has placed a historical lock on a question I answered. As background, I am a new contributor to this beta site (found it via HNQ one day), but ...
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Clarification on rules vs. guidelines

I have a question about my Medical Sciences Stack Exchange post: Why does an infectious disease move into an area, and then out of it? A moderator instructed me to provide proof that I researched the ...
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Question on medical terms in crutch gait

I quite recently asked this question regarding medical terminology on a variation of crutch gait at English Language Learners SE (English is not my primary language). The question drew some concerns/...
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How best to handle the covid and covid-19 tags?

I just noticed we now have a covid tag (3 questions) and a covid-19 tag (537 questions)? Is there any reason why we want two tags, or would it be best to merge and synonymize them?
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Is evaluation of food healthiness on-topic?

This was closed: https://medicalsciences.stackexchange.com/questions/26117?noredirect=1#comment51623_26117 It seems totally valid to me: here's food (it has ingredients and nutrition information), and ...
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Is this an appropriate site to ask questions about topics in medical school?

During my medical entrance examination preparation, I used https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/ https://biology.stackexchange.com/ https://physics.stackexchange.com/ These sites welcome posts where ...
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Is there a reason this is not closed for medical advice?

fishy odor after consuming fish has the classic There's a condition I know of two siblings having it. [...] So I'd like to know: What's the name of this condition? I flagged it for closure for ...
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Disguised questions and measuring intents

When reading @CareyGregory's comment editing the question and having it reopened generally isn't an option because all that accomplishes is disguising the question. Considering that people that know ...
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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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What is a medical advice?

When reading the Help section I came across the following Often asked questions that are off-topic include: medical advice for yourself or others However I didn't find any meta discussing defining ...
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Should we allow opinion-based questions from fiction writers?

We occasionally get questions from writers doing their due diligence for a story making sure they get their medical facts right. This question is a good example: Pedestrian Car Collision - book ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Change in my moderation practices

This is more of an announcement than a question, but there's really no other way to get this out there. A couple of years ago we went to great effort to revamp this site and dramatically alter its ...
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a comments thread is closed in meta

in i cannot agree that this question is opinion based comments thread is blocked. i cannot do anyting there. answering by writing an answer is not good enough. i think blocking speach is not normal. ...
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Occupational Health Tag should be created

Occupational Health deals with hazards and diseases caused by the occupation of a person. ( Occupational Therapy is different from Occupational Health ). Comments are invited on the view - Should a ...
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What is the status of Medical Sciences (Dec '20)?

Basically I just want to update my understanding about the status of this site: Is its activity better than the last years? What problems that are still unresolved? What problems that have been ...
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Why was this question on post-surgery wound care closed by mod as “personal medical advice”?

The question is: Title: What's the proper course of action in case a scab or crust does form over the wound during post-surgery wound care? I read in the UCLA Dermatology Post-Operative Wound Care ...
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Why is the question about medical ethics better suited in Psychology SE?

Question in question: How do addiction and fear affect patient's decisional-making capacity? I agree that it is on-topic Psychology SE, but since informed consent and decision-making capacity are more ...
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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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Tag for electrocardiogram

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag ecg-ekg-electrocardiogram without any synonyms. I propose that this tag be renamed electrocardiogram with synonyms ecg and ekg.
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Size and length of the disclaimer

Q&A pages have - since the last time I visited the site - gained a large disclaimer panel to the side of the main content. While I suppose I can appreciate the decision to use a ubiquitous ...
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Tag for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag fda-food-drug-admin for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), without any synonyms. Since food-and-drug-administration is too long, I propose that the ...

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