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Are questions about drug approvals on-topic?

Are questions about drug approvals on-topic? E.g. Biafine is a topical non-steroidal medication, which has been used use in France for over 25 years. Why did the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
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Are personal anecdotes + general health questions on-topic?

We have established that personal medical advice questions are off topic. I’ve noticed that there are some (many) questions that provide a personal anecdote about a medical problem the OP faces but ...
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Should recommendations be on-topic?

I have seen a few questions now that have been asking for a recommendation for things like an app or a resource. For example, https://health.stackexchange.com/questions/1520/cross-platform-pedometer-...
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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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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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Questions about equipment for personal use, when on topic?

This question of mine, about a cheap replacement for a fascia roll, was closed, apparantly "because it is about how to build your own equipment." I'm sure the closer will eloborate. I'd argue that ...
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Sexuality in scope?

There is a Sexuality proposal at area 51. Proposed Q&A site for proposed Q&A site for frank and clinical information on human sexuality. Many of the questions could possibly live ...
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Should questions that seem eminently googleable be closed?

Example 1: Is there any health risk in cellular phones? Cellular phones are taking ever increasing part in our lives, and I keep hearing people saying they are harmful to our health. Are there any ...
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Are questions about the practice of medicine on-topic?

A while back I was discussing Stack Exchange's goal of sites by and for experts with a friend who is in the health field, and in discussing a then-hypothetical health site she pointed out that the ...
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Are questions about hospital equipments off-topic?

Example: Does less than 10% of donated used medical equipment ultimately becomes operational? In its Guidelines for Donations of Health Care Equipment, the WHO says: The sense among ...
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Are professional-to-professional questions within the site scope?

Rationales behind the order of applying the torso straps of a Kendrick Extrication Device This question refers to the above question on the main site. The main contention seems to be that it has low ...
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Did we cross over into Physical Fitness?

I am considering this question specifically: Why does walking/jogging seem to do so much more for you than only bicycling? When a question get into the mechanics of physical exercise choices or ...
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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 alternative medicine be on-topic?

Alternative medicine is "any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine, but is not founded on evidence gathered using the scientific method."1 Should questions about this ...
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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 differential diagnosis questions on topic?

In the definition phase of this proposal, there were several questions on the differential diagnosis for various presenting complaints. I have noticed however that some questions here asking for a ...
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How much overlap should there be with biology.SE?

As a test case, I was just looking at a question here that was similar to one that had been asked and answered at biology.SE. Health.SE question: What causes body parts to fall asleep? Biology.SE ...
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Are legal questions off-topic?

Example: Legal issues when using first aid techniques that require certification in foreign countries I am a certified first responder in France, but laws and protocol may differ from a country to ...
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Are shopping questions off-topic?

Example: Where can I buy diclofenac patches in the US at a good price?
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Are health insurance questions off-topic?

Are questions on health insurance off-topic? Example: What's the point of declaring a general practitioner ("médecin traitant") in France? What are the financial consequences not to declare ...
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What's the purpose of Health.SE?

In order to determine the site's scope in specific instances, we need to have a unified, general, but short purpose for the site. For example, the purpose of StackOverflow is a "site for professional ...
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Are terminology question on-topic?

I asked https://health.stackexchange.com/q/146/43 and I see that I received one close vote saying the question is off-topic. Are terminology questions on-topic?
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Are questions about Medical History on-topic?

Though this question is completely unrelated, it got me thinking. Should we allow questions about Medical History to be asked here? I was thinking that one of these questions could be like When was ...
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OMG… A site about Health?

True Story — For thousands of years, the world's professional societies and religions have disseminated its teachings in arcane languages understood by few. It was believed that such knowledge in the ...

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