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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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how does the flag and arrow up work by comments

I need a little bit information how the flag and arrow by the comments work? Is the arrow up like voting up, and the flag is a down vote. Orr is the flag a sign for moderators to come in?
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Some moderators are too quick to delete comments

I think overall, one or several moderators (I don't know who) tend to delete comments too quickly. In a few cases, some of my comments were deleted a few hours after I wrote them, then some reader ...
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Revisiting Research, A reason to close

So this is a subject that's come up before, twice, but I'm not so sure we got to anywhere actionable. As mentioned in a comment, the fact that this community is struggling with professional ...
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Would it be wrong to copy and paste your own awnser across sites? [duplicate]

This is sort of the reverse of this meta question: What to do it I found out that the same question I asked on SE has been asked on another Q&A website? I feel on Bio.SE (pre-Health), I've ...
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Are questions about clarifying the meaning of medication leaflets on topic?

Today, we got a question which received a downvote and a close vote: Do dosage directions refer to the amount of medical product or to the amount of active ingredient of it? I must admit that I had ...
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Can we add some related sites for question migration, so people can vote?

Currently our Off-Topic Migration site is empty (exempt meta site), so this option is not used. Can we add the common related sites, for example: Biology.SE Fitness.SE Skeptics.SE So people can ...
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Can we have more general Off-Topic close reason for non-health related questions?

Currently it seems the only available reason for closure is: Questions requesting personal medical advice are off-topic here. or providing a custom message. How about the general reason which ...
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What is our stance on questions asking for health data sets off-topic?

What is our stance on questions asking for health data sets off-topic? I know they are on-topic on OpenData.SE, but I am curious to know whether they are allowed in this Stack Exchange. Example: Is ...
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SEO of tags and question titles

I just tried searching for a few of our questions that I know have a wider audience (for example questions on diet, smoking and pregnancy, exercise) on Google and Bing and we didn't show up very early....
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Where's the line between health and human physiology?

There are several questions on Health.SE that I would consider as being off-topic, as they are not about health, but about general human physiology/biology. Examples are Is "big boned" ...
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When is “primarily opinion based” a valid reason to close?

In my new capacity to close vote without undue weight, I feel the need to revisit a previous question about the close reason, "Primarily Opinion Based". How does one know what one doesn't know? I ...
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Are questions about medical research protocols on-topic?

Are questions about medical research protocol on-topic? Example: How is it determined that someone died from "air polution"? I saw this question on another Stack Exchange site, and ...
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State of the site - moderators

Over a week ago, the Health.SE site lost two moderators, Susan and anongoodnurse, in quick succession (the same or subsequent days). As far as I can see this was never announced anywhere on Meta and ...
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“Answers that don't include explanations may be removed”: in what cases?

I saw this warning: Answers that don't include explanations may be removed. In what cases are answers that don't include explanation removed?
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Is it acceptable to propose answers in chat?

We've discussed answers in comments (a no-no) and answers without references (also not within guidelines). I don't think we've discussed "answers in chat". Should the same guidelines apply, i.e. if ...
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Winter Bash 2015

                             Winter Bash 2015 will be ...
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Including non-open access references? [duplicate]

Usually, in my answers, I try to only quote references that can easily be accessed by everyone online - whether book chapter available online, or papers in open access journals. However, I can also ...
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Typo in tour. “/li>”

There is a typo in the tour. "/li>" shouldn't be there.
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How do you define an answer?

Here are two comments get deleted because of "being answers" in Why aren't superbugs weaker than their wild type? First, I want to say that I don't have any objection on deleting answers in comment. ...
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What to do with “drugs” and “medications” tags?

The tag "medications" has been used 39 times on the site and has the following tag wiki: Questions related to intake, use, safety, side effects of medications The tag "drugs" has been used 27 ...
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Unclear the unclear close?

For example, see this question, closed because of being unclear: When can eating fruits give maximum health benefits? It is close because of asking for "the best". And as Carey Gregory says in the ...
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Shall I quote the references that a quote refers to?

E.g. in a question I am writing, I want to quote a webpage: Phytobezoars may be hard to diagnose [1] [...] [1] Krausz, Michael M., et al. "Surgical aspects of gastrointestinal persimmon ...
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Are questions about med school on-topic?

There is a question in Academia about the ranking of med schools: Does it matter where you go to medical school?. Does this question on-topic? We agree that question about health care system are on-...
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Where do health-related parenting questions go?

Here, it seems that diseases and injuries and treatments of those are on topic, regardless of age. Also on topic are Environmental or nutritional factors that affect health" and "The health effects ...
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Create `Pediatrics` tag burn `Children`?

Seems like we could have children/kids/babies refer to Pediatrics in general (we don't seem to have a lot on neonates, but that's another consideration). As a medical site it seems more appropriate ...
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Shouldn't there be a `resource-recommendation` tag?

While reading the questions on the main page I noticed https://health.stackexchange.com/questions/3520/looking-for-books-focusing-on-tests-and-quizzes-relating-to-first-aid-diagnose . It asks for ...
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Tour example questions copied from Gardening & Landscaping

We might want to consider updating the sample question on the Tour page to reflect something on-topic here instead of continuing to use the copy-pasted text from Gardening & Landscaping.
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What to do it I found out that the same question I asked on SE has been asked on another Q&A website?

I asked a question on this SE. I later found out that the same question has been asked on another Q&A website. Where shall I add a link to it? In my SE question? As a comment? I don't want to copy ...
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Does the policy change when there is a new top answer?

For example, this policy: answers in comments should be immediately deleted. There are two well - received answers: yes and no. Three days ago, the yes one has 3 votes, the no one has 2 votes. After ...
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Deleting comment answers redux

In this post anongoodnurse apparently deleted a comment s/he felt was an answer. The problem is, with the comment deleted no one can see what it was. Since I did post a comment on that thread and that ...
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Monthly topics and unanswered questions

Due to the activity on this meta question and this question it is evident that the users want a more active site, and to boost the reputation of available users, both of which I think are excellent ...
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Is a rep/user push needed

I found this question a bit confusing and meandering, so I thought I would post a more targeted question. Do we have a need for more users over the 500 rep level (needed to vote to close) to better ...

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