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Is the medical tag too broad and ambiguous?

Earlier today I was reviewing tag wiki edits and came across a suggested edit adding this to the medical tag: For questions about routine physical examinations. While I am familiar with the ...
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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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Sniff Test: Lots of new users who all joined at the same time and are asking and answering each other's questions

A few days (3 at time of writing) ago we had several seemingly unrelated users join, they all seem to be asking questions relating to headaches/migraines and are answering each other's questions. 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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39 questions of mine deleted, and counting. How do you expect users to write well written questions?

So far, the Stack Exchange automated deletion script have deleted 39 questions I posted. That's ~17% of the questions I posted. Most of these deleted 39 questions are of good quality and on-topic (...
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The site is listed still under the old name in SEDE

When you use Data Explorer (SEDE), in the list of sites you will find this one as Health. As far as I know, the name was changed to Medical Sciences some time ago.
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More upvoting needed by the community

Looking at the responses to 39 questions of mine deleted, and counting. How do you expect users to write well written questions? it strikes me that upvoting questions which warrant upvotes is needed ...
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Beta sites are no longer beta if 7 years old or more

Psychology & Neuroscience is no longer considered Beta even though they are not meeting the 10 questions per day criteria. The criteria is changing and we stand to move to non-beta status once we ...
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What is our stance on questions on medical careers?

What is our stance on questions on medical careers? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: What is the best method to get a non-student clinical rotation in the US? Medical students in the US ...
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My question on twins and hysterectomies is totally justified

That Does having had twins lead to a hysterectomy later on? is a valid question that has been carefully written. It doesnt need your rules on research because it uses first principles – that of ...
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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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On topic or not : Vet my story ideas

We are starting to see questions such as this one on injury verification, where the poster is asking for logical reasons for a person to have suffered certain injuries. This is the third or fourth ...
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Quality of References

The medical sciences are evidence-based, and because it is a field in which wrong information can be harmful, it is important that questions and answers also be evidence-based. The quality of ...
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Break up Medical Sciences Stack Exchange

This Stack Exchange ranks as hands-down the most newbie-unfriendly, freedom-of-information unfriendly exchange where moderators actively prevent people from helping others due to some bullcrap ...
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Can I edit my previous questions citing names of hospitals,medical research institutes and name of the city.?

This question is about our family members who visited various hospitals,medical research institute,cancer research institute for check up,diagnosis and hospitalization.can I cite the names of the ...
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Tags: supplements vs food-supplements

We currently have a supplements tag as well as a food-supplements tag. Are they both needed, or should one be a synonym for the other?
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How long can this site be popular if everybody is asked to see a doctor?

People come here to ask about queries related to their health. If doctor is so easily available nobody has to go online. But I see most of the time, giving medical advise is being refrained from and ...
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Why is my question closed as “off-topic” for this site?

Why is my question closed as off-topic, really? (Right now it has 4 close votes, I'm sure by the time you read this it would have been closed already). First let me introduce a bit about myself. You ...
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How can we get less off topic question?

1 out of 4 question are being closed for being off topic. The majority of them are not closed by the community but by a moderator. Could the community be allowed to help close questions? Could a ...
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How can this question be more on topic?

I am not looking for a diagnosis or treatment. I am just inquiring on the benefits of snot. Can some tell me what wording I should use to be on topic? Do you swallow or spit?
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Can you retract an incorrect flag?

Due to issues I was having with my mobile phone I accidentally and incorrectly flagged a question as containing abusive content. I cannot see a way of retracting this, and I cannot flag the ...
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Showcasing exemplary questions and answers

I wanted to highlight this question about the J curve of alcohol consumption as one of the exemplary questions AND answers for our goal scope: Has the (in)famous J-shaped curve with regard to alcohol ...
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Health SE Disclaimer

Near the beginning of Health SE's private beta, a discussion about whether or not we should have a disclaimer came up. There were people voting that we should have a disclaimer (+10/-2) and people for ...
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Update site name in disclaimer

The disclaimer page in the help center appears to show an older name for the site: The information, advice, links and/or any other materials (“Content”) made available through Health Stack Exchange ...
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Total Comments Migration to Chat after discussion moves off topic(apology to Carey)

Ok, I looked, but haven't seen a thread here yet about off-topic specifically in the comments, more specifically where discussion begins as on-topic, and then moves to off-topic discussion. I'd like ...
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Why is the question asking for textbooks on sexual physiology too broad?

Are there any textbooks about sexual physiology and practices? This question is closed as too-broad and perhaps self-help, but I'm unable to see how. Can you explain it to me?
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Spam Question from Toronto

Incidentally, I‘ve seen quite some spam that looks like the following: Irrelevant backstory. I‘ve seen this treatment in a clinic in Toronto. (It‘s always a „clinic in Toronto“) Has ...
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Why don't medications related to suicide warn against pregnancy?

I've edited Why don't medications related to suicide warn against pregnancy?, but please inform me if I can clarify anything else?
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Standard comment situations: suggestions for close votes and down votes

Downvotes and close votes should always be accompanied by a comment. While not strictly required as per SE policy this is especially important for new users. We should direct our criticism at bad or ...
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Should we require references to back up all answers?

Health as a topic is a bit different than what most SE sites deal with. It is a lot more likely to attract users without a medical background than a programming site is to attract non-programmers. ...
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New ''Off-topic" close reasons

We clearly need a set of well thought out custom close reasons ("off-topic because…") to ease our lives. Currently we only have one: Questions requesting personal medical advice are off-topic here....
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The amazing migration of a medical question to an English-language site

My question about a clinical trial report was for some unknown reason migrated to EL&U. I'd be pleased to know why.
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Do we want to allow recommendation questions?

Discussion on a recommendation question found here. Generally, "recommend me X" type questions are currently off topic on almost every SE site (With the obvious exceptions of software and hardware ...
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Re-opening edited closed personal advice questions

Postdormital (hypnopompic) Sleep Paralysis was closed as it was asking for personal advice. It was edited by the OP and has subsequently been reopened by Carey Gregory♦(see https://medicalsciences....
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If and how may I ask question(s) about claims from a book that is regarded as pseudoscientific and promoting quackery?

Jerzy Zięba has written a bestselling book called "Ukryte terapie. Czego ci lekarz nie powie" ("The Hidden Therapies - What your doctor won't tell you"), which is widely considered to be pseudo-...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What are reliable sources?

The first meta question asked Should we require references to back up all answer?. The general consensus was yes (most of the time). This is a quote from the top voted answer by @Jez I think the ...
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Is this question really an off-topic one?

Please refer to this question. Someone has marked it as an off-topic question and the reason is mentioned as "Questions about diet and nutrition are off-topic unless they're related to a specific ...
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PMA Close Reason Missing

When reviewing Hair Transplant Donor Area extreme burn sensation and very itchy. Please help! in the review low quality posts queue, I went to vote to close, but the Personal Medcial Advice close ...
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Should food safety questions be considered on topic, and if so what, if any, limits should there be?

The question is in the title. By limits I mean, for example, should food preparation questions be allowed even though those are more directly on topic in Cooking.SE? This question was prompted by ...
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Question on Food Safety put on hold as not medical sciences

This question, Do fridges really keep things fresh, was put on hold by a moderator as off topic using the dialogue This question does not appear to be about medical sciences, within the scope ...
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Why is my question personal?

I have a question about my Medical Sciences Stack Exchange post: How to correctly use salicylic acid plasters against a plantar wart? I'm asking for clarification on what appears to be incomplete ...
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Is my answer missing credible references?

I've answered a general and speculative question: How long should a person keep blood test results? with an equally general and hypothetical answer (except for a tiny point which I've edited.) Yet -...
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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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Why was my post about ALT-Levels closed as off-topic?

I have a question about my Medical Sciences Stack Exchange post: How can I lower my alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels? Why was this closed "as personal medical advice"? It can help anyone taking ...
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Updated help section needs review

I finally edited the help section to update the What topics can I ask about here section. This was largely a copy/paste from the Area 51 proposal with some minor changes, such as strongly emphasizing ...
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Are questions regarding medical office administration on topic?

I have some questions about medical scheduling and office administration. though not directly related to the medical sciences its related to its practice. Are such questions on topic?
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Site Name Change & Scope Redefinition

This is an update post about the goings on of the site: Goings on 1 Goings on 2 Goings on 3 It's been a few months since all of this has been brought up and I wanted to share that it's now all back ...
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What sort of nutrition or environmental questions are suitable now?

The tour suggests that questions regarding Environmental or nutritional factors that affect health are now suited to HS now. Given that most of the unanswered questions before were about ...
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Should we edit Personal Medical Advice questions?

With the change of scope for this site, I am wondering if we should be more strict on Personal Medical Advice questions. What sparked my question was CBC showing Metamyelocytes at 2% (normal range is ...

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