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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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Why'd medical staff wear Unsealed Face Shields instead of Sealed Full Face Respirators?

I've edited it Why'd medical staff wear Unsealed Face Shields instead of Sealed Full Face Respirators?. Please apprise me if it can still be improved.
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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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Are immunity and immune-system genuine synonyms?

I doubt that immunity and immune-system should be synonyms. They are obviously closely related but as far as I know they are not synonyms rather just related to each other. I'd argue that immunity ...
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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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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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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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What to do about covid-19 questions?

There is currently a global pandemic in place caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is responsible for the disease COVID-19. There is a huge amount of anxiety regarding this illness, and a fair number ...
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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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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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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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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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What's the max length for a quote?

What's the max length for a quote? I am asking as this answer quoting 5 sentences got removed because "A link with a lengthy copy/paste isn't an acceptable answer." Copy of the answer: see the ...
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What to do about all the wannabe-epidemiologist questions that propose to redefine CFR?

I've lost count of these, but besides' the HNQ'd one there have been numerous dupes, but all of them have one thing in common, they weave some naive (conspiracy?) theory that the true CFR ("death rate"...
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Should we merge [tag:sars-cov-2] and [tag:covid-19] or do we want to have two tags distinguishing the virus from the disease?

Should we merge sars-cov-2 and covid-19 or do we want to have two tags distinguishing the virus from the disease?
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Should the personal medical advice rule be changed?

Simply put, I believe that while good intentioned, the “no personal medical advice” rule is doing more harm than good. You have to remember that people come here from Google. If SE isn’t answering ...
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Should hyper-/hypo- words be tag synonyms of the main tag?

Maybe the tags hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation should be considered synonyms for pigmentation? And moreover that could maybe apply on other terms as well.
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Is it OK to ask questions that don't show any research?

Examples: - Can MRI scans be dangerous for one's health?: Can MRIs have any deleterious effect on one's health? Or would it be safe to have say 5 MRIs per year? Inferring vitamin D level ...
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How do we deal with major ethical issues within questions?

With questions such as Is there any options to keep someone awake against their will? I voted to close this question because as @Jan points out in the comments, the purpose of the question may be ...
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How exactly do respirators seal out pathogens?

Moderator Carey Gregory unilaterally rejected the migration of How exactly do respirators seal out pathogens? by Biology SE's moderators. Note that I didn't migrate it. I'm voting to close this ...
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Would this question about symptom control be on topic?

I'm new to this SE site and did some poking about in meta to see if I could determine if my question was on topic or not. I couldn't be 100% sure one way or the other, so I thought I'd just ask ...
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What is our stance on questions on medical imaging algorithms?

What is our stance on questions on medical imaging algorithms? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Automatic Quality Control of MRI Is there any standard process to assess the quality of MRI ...
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As adjectives, not in math: 'different' vs 'differential'

Why was As adjectives, not in math: 'different' vs 'differential' migrated uni-laterally? An average Anglophone with no medical background wouldn't understand the context and so can't ...
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2019: 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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Perhaps it's good to start accept food safety questions here?

As far as I understand, food safety questions such as "is it safe to eat X in mode Y" are associated at least with preventive medicine and can well address general audience without mentioning a ...
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Great speedy reaction to Spam

Immediately after answering a question on ambulance response time targets, I saw a blatant spam posting which was immediately pounced on by our brilliant community. Just wanted to praise those who ...
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Verification of moderator behavior [closed]

I feel that moderator Carey Gregory ♦ deleted my answer for no reason. Answer: https://medicalsciences.stackexchange.com/a/20570/17223 I tried to answer the best I know. Please, can this moderator ...
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How do we get this site more popular and how to gain more active users?

I noticed that unfortunately there are not a lot of active users here (anymore). What can we (starting with myself) do to gain more popularity on this site? To start with I've invited a few medical ...
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Consider adding descriptive popups for parts of the body that are mentioned in answers in latin

As a non specialist I would strongly suggest a way to anatomically show the mentioned parts of the body in optional popups maybe, that appear when user hovers over the given latin term. Otherwise we - ...
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Can anyone create the synonym `vaccine` for `vaccination`?

I'd like to see the synonym vaccine for the vaccination tag.
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Why does Hong Kong approve just 2 out of 7 triptans?

How to make https://medicalsciences.stackexchange.com/q/20161/16910 on topic? Since the question was removed (close vote by 1 mod + Stack Exchange's automated question deletion system), here is a ...
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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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