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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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Tag for the central nervous system

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag cns-central-nervous-systm without any synonyms. I propose that this tag be renamed central-nervous-system with synonym cns.
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Needless needles

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tags butterfly-needle, needles-cannula and paresthesia-pins-needles. Too many needles. Should cannulas and needles be under the same tag? If so, why not have ...
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Tag for the venous system

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag vein-venous without any synonyms. I propose that the tag be renamed venous-system with synonym vein or veins.
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Gynaecology could use a synonym

At the moment, we have tag gynaecology without any synonyms. Why not have gynecology as a synonym? Or, since anaesthesia is a synonym for anesthesia, for the sake of consistency, why not have tag ...
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Two tags for andrology

Recently, I created tag andrology. Even more recently, I found tag male-men-man-boy. Should the latter be a synonym of the former? Should male-men-man-boy be renamed male with synonyms men, man, ...
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On taking a whiz

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag urinate-urination. Why not rename it urination?
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Too much poop in tags

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag stools-fecal-matter-poop and tag defecate-poop. In order not to have synonyms in tag names, how about having tag stools with synonyms faecal-matter, fecal-...
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Tag for mononucleosis

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tag mono-mononucleosis with no approved synonyms. Again, in order not to have synonyms in tag names, why not have tag mononucleosis with synonym mono?
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Two tags for viruses

At the moment, we have tag virology and tag virus. Shouldn't one be a synonym of the other?
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Tag [radiologic-studies]

At the moment, we have tag radiologic-studies. Sounds too specific. Why not rename it radiology?
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Tag for alcoholism

At the moment, we have tag alcoholic-alcoholism. I propose that the tag be renamed alcoholism. Since "alcoholic" is an adjective, I do not see the point of creating the synonym alcoholic.
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Tag for intravenous (IV)

At the moment, we have tag iv-intravaneous, which is problematic for two reasons: Again, a synonym is included in the tag name, rather than as a tag synonym. It misspells "intravenous". ...
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Tag for emergency room (ER)

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has emergency-room-er. As I mentioned before, I believe that synonyms should be made tag synonyms, rather than be included in the tag name itself. Hence, I propose ...
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Tag for paracetamol

At the moment, we have tag acetaminophen-pain-meds. However: acetaminophen is more commonly known as paracetamol. acetaminophen is not only an analgesic but also an antipyretic. Hence, I propose ...
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Tag for analgesics

At the moment, we have tag analgesic-pain-killer. Outside of Medical Sciences SE, I had never seen a tag whose name contains a synonym. Why not tag analgesic with synonym pain-killer? In other words, ...
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Two tags for anaesthesia

At the moment, we have tags anaesthesia and anesthesia. Shouldn't they be merged?
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Medical history and investigation for asking questions?

I have been seeing some questions like here which presents real cases. Some questions which can possibly be asked from here are like why this drug is preferred ? , why this investigation is done? ,how ...
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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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Tag for electromagnetic field

At the moment, we have tag emf with the following description: Questions related to the health effects of the electromagnetic field and its many forms, from radio waves to microwaves and x-ray. ...
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Two tags for Helicobacter pylori?

At the moment, Medical Sciences SE has tags helicobacter-pylori and h.-helycobacter-pylori. Do they refer to the same bacterium? Should they be merged?
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Latex in Medical Sciences Stack Exchange

Why Latex codes are not working in Medical Sciences Stack Exchange? No code is giving any output. Please look into this matter.
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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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Question about a biological process as opposed to medical practice

Why is my question a typical clinical question as AliceD said? I asked about the condition in itself and its causes and not about its treatment/prevention/hygiene( medical practice is only secondary ...
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Can we have a policy on hide disgusting pictures?

Can we have a policy on hide (use of >!) content, when posting disgusting pictures?, in which OP is always seeking personal medical advice on a disease or something like that. I've encountered this ...
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Question on Migration to Wrong Forum

Re the query Transportation of a Heart in a Survival Setting, and the fiasco surrounding it, I am curious to know how this happened. So you're aware: The underlying premise of Worldbuilding is to ...
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Medical Sciences SE Statistics

On the sidebar of the Medical Sciences SE statistics for questions vs. answers are displayed: 5436 divided by 6378 is not 68%. If answered equals accepted answers, this may be misleading because it ...
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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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Under current investigation as a close reason

Is the skeptics close reason "Under current investigation" the same as our "opinion based"?
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Question abusively closed under the false pretext of lacking prior research

I asked this question: Is there a DIY mechanical ventilator that saved the life of a COVID-19 patient? [closed] I mention that despite my effort of more than one day I did not find an answer for it ...
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Why was this answer on how is Lopinavir + Ritonavir is expected to stop COVID-19 deleted?

The question How is Lopinavir + Ritonavir expected to stop COVID-19? asked: I can't find anything that would explain why the Lopinavir/Ritonavir combination is expected to do anything. Both drugs ...
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Should this site be a free-for-all for COVID-19 questions? And if so, how does it recover?

In this question I agreed to lighten up on moderation of COVID-19 questions, and I have. The problem now is the deluge of poor quality questions. I'm spending hours per day on this site that I can't ...
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Massive edits to question(s)

I personally don't see the point of "salvaging" questions by making them very different from their original. Compare: Is it possible that a person has coronavirus if he only has difficulty ...

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