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Does this site accept relationship questions?

Since Health Stack Exchange is about health, does it accept questions on relationships as a part of psychological help?
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What close reason for nonsense questions?

Imagine someone asks "what colour socks are best for reducing blood pressure?" We can't answer that, because the colour of your socks has no effect on your blood pressure. I want to close such ...
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Would it be appropriate to mention other websites that DO answer medical advice?

This question [ How to proceed when doctors can't help ] brought up an interesting question I've been wanting to ask. ((Please edit this if I'm not supposed to mention other sites. I looked and ...
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Please don't answer questions that are off-topic

As Lucky has pointed out to me earlier: Since personal medical advice is strictly off-topic here, such questions: Should not be answered Should be closed Please, don't answer ...
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Is not researching before asking OK?

Many well-received questions in this site have very little evidence of researching. Just take the top voted question for an example: How can I protect my eyesight when using computers? My job ...
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When should a question be transferred to Chemistry.SE?

I've just asked a question that one could argue should be migrated to Chemistry.SE. What is the community's stand on that? Should we accept questions regarding drug metabolism and interaction of ...
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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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Edit questions and review your old downvotes!

I've been going through and aggressively editing questions to remove clinical context and personal information in order to bring out the (often valid) root question the person is asking. I think ...
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Let's open a discussion on building in quality control measures that encourage higher quality posts/answers

The goal of this post is to have the Community decide which ideas should be tested on this site. Please participate! If you do not find the time to type an extensive answer, comment, write short ...
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We Need a Crystal Clear “Rules for Asking Questions” - Agree or no?

I hesitate posting assertions/questions like this for fear of offending members who have worked hard to improve Health.SE and Stack Exchange in general. Therefore, please accept my suggestion in the ...
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Are the questions threating the Health.Se Community?

I have noticed that Health.SE is being targeted by predominantly two types of questions: 1) Which are so-called blatantly off topic such as this, this and also this. All questions have been posted ...
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Please don't plagiarize text for tag wikis

I've been going through recent edit suggestions, and I noticed that a few users are being dedicated in their tag curation. That's fantastic; thank you. However, I've also noticed that some content is ...
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Question about how to evaluate healthcare professional - On-topic?

I needed to find a new dentist as my previous dentist sold his practice to go work for the VA (he's an ex-Marine). I chose one based on very positive reviews on several sites such as healthgrades.com ...
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The Tag Year 2017

There are many tags without a wiki or hyphenated names. In the month of July year 2017, we will try our best to get rid of all these. This way we ensure that no popular tag is left out. Below is a ...
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The excellent answers of Health.SE

Inspired by the same Meta Threads on other Stackexchange sites Health.SE has many great answers. Below is a collection of answers that are well-researched and well-written. Each post should only ...
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Blood Test Results

Recently, there have been two questions on blood test results. First of all, I think stating whether numbers "look good" or recognising problems falls under the diagnosis part, which we opted is not ...
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Can anyone work on the closing questions queue?

After we have fixed the edit queue problem (thanks to JasonC and Kate), I suggest we tackle the next one. I'm flagging multiple of questions as off-topic almost every day, and none to almost none get ...
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Are personal medical questions about “imaginary” patients on-topic?

Personal medical advice questions are off-topic on Health Stack Exchange. The close reason states Questions requesting personal medical advice are off-topic here. Nobody here can properly address ...
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Can anyone work on the edit queue?

There are a LOT of questions that need an edit. Some have information added in comments that should be in the question, many are unclear, and some just aren't written in idiomatic English. But I can't ...
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Tag Wiki Marathon

Update: The whole month of Juli will be the time span. The motto: Re-Tagging and Tag Wiki It would be great if you could just reply in the comments if you're participating so that we all can asses ...
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Why hyphenated tags and not synonyms

I am curious why the male-men-man-boy is used and not making them all synonyms of male? Was this approach discussed somewhere?
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Why was this question locked?

Why was this question locked? Why are cortisone injections deleterious for tendons? (mirror) The post was locked because I indicated I had crossposted the question on Quora. However, doing so is ...
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Could we request mods to step down?

Vital Update As I had just found out, the last seen for Meta and the Parent site is different. Therefore, the whole assumption my argument was based on is wrong. I'm leaving the question so that the ...
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What is breadth of pertinence for [mercury]?

I asked a question regarding a mercury thermometer, and it was retagged with mercury. The reason why I didn't do that was because I thought the tag was to be used for dietary concerns of mercury — and ...
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Fixing Request for Sources Problem

Recently, I requested a shortcut [sources] for the comments to include sources. Reading old questions and answers, I've come across the following banner below a question: I assume it has been placed ...
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What is our stance on questions on Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems?

What is our stance on questions on Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Subject: Is there a list of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems that ...
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Can mods accept unaccepted answers

Can we have mods force-accept answers that obviously answer the question to the full extend? There are many very old questions the OP just didn't bother visiting the site. These questions keep bumping ...
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Shortcut for Request to Include sources

As was decided in this meta post, answers on Health.SE must be backed up with verifiable references, sources or evidence. Because this is different in comparison to many other stack-exchange sites, ...
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Add description to your own tag

I have just created a new tag. However, I'm not allowed to edit the tag description, it will need to be peer reviewed. If I have the permission to create a tag, wouldn't it make sense to also have ...
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Why not “go see your doctor” as an answer?

I'm confused about this. On Stack Overflow a lot of question are "I've got a problem" type issues. People generally respond with code to fix the issue. Bad answers are voted down. Inexperienced ...
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The scope for questions listed on the tour page is weirdly narrow

The scope for questions is currently: Environmental or nutritional factors that affect health The ways that diseases and injuries affect people The health effects of processes such as ...
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If I'm [baldness-balding-bald], does it not mean that I have [hairloss]?

I just happened to come along this question, which is tagged as both baldness-balding-bald and hairloss. I could've just gone ahead and retagged the former; it only contains six questions, but I see ...
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Why there isn't any nootropic tag?

Nootropics is a nice pharmacology topic. I would be nice to have that tag. Opinions?
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Personal Diagnosis and Health.SE

First of all, what exactly is Health.SE's stand on personal diagnosis? How is it defined? Example: What can cause pimples? The OP might have pimples and is trying to find the correlating cause (I....
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Want to leave health community on SE

I want to leave health community while I'm unable to ask questions. I don't know why there's saying You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. ...
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Under “Activities,” after clicking on own icon, there is a “tags” tab, what do all the numbers indicate?

Just Curious: What do all the different numbers surrounding the tags listed (under my personal activities) indicate? For example, See below: I know that the 16 in the highlighted image that pops ...
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Is there a way to reverse my vote on whether to “close” a question or not?

I was reviewing some questions and voting on whether they should be "closed" or not, and I accidentally pressed "Leave Open" on one I certainly meant to vote "close" (Am I Concussed?). Can I alter/...
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Should we start merging duplicate tags?

I noticed while scrolling through the list of existing tags that weight, weight-loss, body-weight, overweight, and weight-gain all exist as separate tags, as do food-poisoning, foodborneillness, and ...
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Is this question a good fit for this site?

I have a question about a teenager friend who is greatly affected by the feelings of love he bears for a girl.She doesn't feel the same and this upsets him. You may say that this is a common story ...
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Is this group still viable?

If this question doesn't get closed fairly promptly without mods having to step in, I don't think this group is sustainable any longer. There just aren't enough high rep followers to police it, and ...
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Is the on-topic help page supposed to be exhaustive?

Is the on-topic help page supposed to be exhaustive? By exhaustive, I mean it contains all admissible topics, and any topic not listed there is off-topic.
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Can we edit what is shown in the “How to Ask” on the Main Site?

By far, the biggest close reason we have is because of personal medical questions. I think I could hit my close limit everyday for month just looking for personal medical questions. Can we add to ...
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What is our stance on questions on ethics?

What is our stance on questions on ethics? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example (almost the same as Law and Ethics - Refusing to treat intoxicated patients, just removing the legal side): I am ...
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When asking about an advertised method, does refering to it necessary?

My question asks about the scientificity of an advertised method. A commenter says that there is no necessity to link that ad. I agree, but I guess linking it as a reference is not a wrong thing to do....
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I received 15 downvotes today, to each one of my 15 answers, and all of them at 4.30 p.m. GMT

No doubt there's a serial downvoter at large. Could you, moderators, kindly reverse that? And I'm sure most of us would appreciate it if such a member could be punished. BTW, Where are the ...
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Seriously, serial down voting?

After coming back and briefly jump back in the game, I get hit with serial down voting? I waited to see if the system would automatically catch it, and it did, but I wanted to clearly state that I'm ...
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How to encourage people to contribute?

Our site is facing an overrun of lack of moderation and few contributors. Of the ones who do, some of them may need guidance on how to develop quality answers. I'm not blaming anyone- we all have ...
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Function of the star-shaped box

I've been wondering, what's actually the function of that star-shaped box beneath the down-vote box for questions. So my question is, When selected, does it mean that's your favorite question or to ...
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Is the vote-up for comments added to the reputation?

Whenever I comment on a question, I get a vote-up, expecting that my reputation has being increased, I find out that it hasn't. So my question is, is the vote-up given to comments only proving that ...
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How to handle this copy issue?

I was informed by Prince that a copy of my question was put on the site www.sciencerr.com. I dit not do this and I do not have an account on this website (as suggerated by them). It seems that more ...

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