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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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Is it possible to edit a profile?

I've created my profile and I've been using it for a long time. Today, I decided to change my profile picture and change the email address I used when signing up and it turns out I can't. Note: Pls, ...
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What is our stance on questions “is it safe to do X with medical condition Y”?

What is our stance on questions "is it safe to do X with medical condition Y"? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Title: Is it safe to drive with a torn acl? Last week, I tore my ACL (...
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Could the first person to close-vote leave an explanatory comment?

This is more of an appeal than a question really. Namely, when a new user asks an off-topic question it is often close-voted without explanation or comments. To me, it makes sense that the first ...
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Should something be done about frozen main chat room?

The chat room for health.SE called Waiting Room has been frozen recently. As far as I know, the SE software keeps always at least one room, even if it is inactive for longer than 14 days. However, ...
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Can we please include tags that represent health concerns for both genders? The female anatomy is almost non-existing in tags

I know you have to earn enough reputation points to create "tags," and I do not have enough to do so, but I feel like there needs to be more options on tags before I have the authority/capacity to ...
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Questions about animal health?

I'm surprised I can't find an answer to this. Are questions about animal health acceptable on this site, or only human health? The Tour page makes no mention either way, although the example question ...
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Not clear why this answer has been deleted

This question is about good oils to use for someone with ischemic heart disease. My answer here is that one should try to avoid all oils and stick to a plant based diet, basically do as Esselstyn is ...
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What is our stance on questions about software recommendations?

What is our stance on questions about software recommendations? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Title: Does Canada have the Good RX app? I recently moved to Canada from the USA, and ...
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Is it on-topic to ask for factual online health resources?

I'm looking for online references describing the positive and negative health effects of common nutritional supplements. Is it on-topic to ask about this?
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How do I present a valid opinion that I don't have references for

I have a question about my Health Stack Exchange post: Safe alternatives to painkillers/nsaid? So I answer a question, there is something I say that I think is helpful but don't have the references ...
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What is our stance on questions about the rationale behind a drug's price?

What is our stance on questions about the rationale behind a drug's price? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example Question: Why is apokyn so expensive? I understand that Apomorphine has been ...
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Off Topic? Tools/Tutorials/Off-Site Resource

Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, software library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam. Instead, ...
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Cross-Site Questions Reported

There have been others but here is a prolific one: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/31648/arm-exercises-when-to-alternate-arms and Arm exercises: when to alternate arms? What is the ...
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What is our stance on questions about health policies?

What is our stance on questions about health policies? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: Why did the UK ban phenmetrazine? I used small doses everyday for years, it's the ...
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Can I ask a question about having symptoms for an unknown disease?

I'm wondering if I can ask a question as such: Symptoms, including known symptoms and description of self, with history Possible diseases that I could have I know that the best way to ...
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What is our stance on questions about asking for a specific number?

What is our stance on questions about asking for a specific number? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: Number of MRI scanners in the world today? How many MRI scanners are ...
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What is our stance on questions about assistive technology recommendations?

What is our stance on questions about assistive technology recommendations? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: Are there any tools/aids which can help deaf and mute people? ...
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Tag synonyms: toxicity, toxins, toxicology

I found these tags which should IMO be synonyms of each other or merged together: toxicity (19 questions, 1 follower) Excerpt: Questions related to being poisonous; relating to or caused by poison(...
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The antibiotics tag is plural, thus should the probiotic tag be made plural as well?

The antibiotics tag is plural, thus should the probiotic tag be made plural to make them consistent?
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Supposedly incorrect answer?

Someone made a supposedly wrong answer on a post. I read that it is better not to argue in comments. Can I pm that person in order to discuss and be in agreement on the answer, or at least explain ...
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Why is arguing in comments not allowed?

I wonder why arguing in comments is not allowed on this Stack Exchange website. Example: I was reading the answer https://health.stackexchange.com/a/4332/43 and saw: since all comments got deleted, ...
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Welcome the new mod?

I was going through the Users tab when I accidentally clicked moderators and saw a fourth one. I didn't know if this was a bug or a new moderator. I know the site once had four, but I wasn't sure. ...
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Should I copy almost the whole question to ask an additional question?

I have written an ellaborate patient medical history and asked to explain one strange phenomenon (Explanation of normal CRP during neutrophilia?). Now it has been explained by Graham Chiu, I want to ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

In this question: Is a child with chickenpox who is vaccinated still contagious?, the now edited question asks If a child is vaccinated for chickenpox but she gets the disease anyway, will her ...
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“Happy marriage” question and topicality

This question was closed by myself and one other community member: https://health.stackexchange.com/q/5505/165 The OP has edited and requested re-opening. To me, the question remains primarily ...
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Why is this question being closed?

How many times a week is masturbating good for health? I see this question is being marked for closure due to answers being "opinion based". So, what exactly is all the mountain of data on sexual ...
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Can the migration of this question be overturned?

I asked this question but realized the Biology community is a more appropriate place for it. My question is about the anatomy of the eye and that community seems more suitable. I did not recieve any ...
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Should apparent requests for treatment be closed or turned into generic questions?

There are high number of poor quality questions on this site, and a large number of questions which appear to request advice on a personal issue. These are closed apparently inconsistently as others ...
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Image link upload is broken

Trying to add an image from a link to a PNG is broken. It works if you download the image and re-upload it. When adding the link, it gives the error: Failed to upload image; the format is not ...
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Can the answer suggest a supplement which is not in the first line of therapy?

Since my answer has been removed and probable reason includes that: You are prescribing appetite suppressant where the first line of therapy is dietary modification and exercise. Also they are not ...
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Why my 5-HTP answer has been removed?

The question was: What are good ways to lose weight for people being mentally active? Are there any good diets for people being mentally active which won't affect the everyday brain activities? My ...
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Never got answerd my questions properly , People digress it

When I asked my questions yet , I never get proper answered it , people digress it . I think to stop using this site. I thought it will too good to have some knowledge and help before I go to doctor. ...
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Where to find more detail on personal medical conditions when doctors are too busy?

When I visit a doctor, the doctor appears primarily concerned with making a diagnoses and issuing treatment, particularly as there is a shortage of doctors in my city and there are always several ...
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No references needed to point out lack of evidence

An answer that points out that there is no evidence that some (quack) cure X works, doesn't need to be supported by references. Obviously, the burden of proof that X works should be on anyone making ...
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Would a question about the purpose/motive of OT be on-topic here?

Two weeks ago, my father had a heart attack leading to multiple by-pass surgery. All things considered, aside from having nothing happen at all, what has happened is among the better things that could ...
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Handling Migrated Questions when User deletes the associated account

So this is the second time I've watched this personally, and I was wondering if there was a general way that such questions should be handled. My general impression of what happens is that a question ...
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What is our stance on questions about nutrition?

What is our stance on questions about nutrition? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: To what extent does the cooking time impact the nutritional content when boiling potatoes? ...
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Is “which doctor to go see” a personal medical advice?

I want to ask a question about which doctor to go see given that my family doctor is now clueless about it (second and third advices are also clueless). Is it on topic?
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Reversing downvotes for improved questions and answers

I understand that it is every user's prerogative to use down-votes with or without leaving a comment. Sometimes comments are left in vain, or even cause the OP's outrage. Yet, every once in a while a ...
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Modifications and mutability among this motley mob of (pro tempore) moderators

Some of you have noticed that diamonds around here have a tendency to vaporize and (now) recrystallize without apparent cause or explanation. It's not quite that bad.... I stepped down from ...
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What to do with duplicates with no answers?

The question What is proper time for drinking water with meal? was asked yesterday, and in essence it asks the same thing as the question Drinking water during or after Meal, asked over 6 months ago. ...
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Is a bad answer better than no answer at all?

An active user posted an answer to this question: How to increase my gut bacteria? Are there any drugs available? It has been deleted now, but a comment made by this active user gave me pause. The ...
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Is it a problem that Health Stack Exchange has high rate of unanswered questions?

I have just noticed that Health Stack Exchange is in the top 5 of the SE websites with the smallest percentage of answered questions: Deleting answers, seems to me, has turning off potential ...
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Is asking questions about a particular health dataset on-topic?

Is asking questions about a particular health dataset on-topic? I know they are on-topic on OpenData.SE, but I am curious to know whether they are allowed in in this Stack Exchange. Examples: ...
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Bounty which is not in line with health SE policies

I'm concerned about the text that accompanies the bounty on this question about scleroderma. The question in it's own right is interesting, and the OP specifically asks for reliable references, but ...
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Reporting potential typos on the contents of this community/site resources?

If I'm going through this community's help links, tours, general disclaimer, etc. and I find a typo in any content I want to know: Where do I report typo issues? What detail should I provide to ...
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Question about what's considered quoted only answer

I'm curious where the line is drawn by what is interpreted as quotes only answers and how the method of quoting used it interpreted as being quoted only by some people it seems. UPDATE: After getting ...
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Are questions about human evolution on topic?

Are questions about human evolution on topic? Example (inspired by Why have 2 bones in lower arm/leg and only 1 in upper?) We only have one bone in our upper arm (the humerus) and upper leg (the ...
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How is this question about flatulence off topic?

This question is not well written, and if read exactly as written may strike users as trivial. However, what if it's not a frat-guy-joke kind of question? What if the person has Irritable Bowed ...

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