I know that on several StackExchange sites (e.g Martial Arts and Personal Productivity), medical questions are closed as off-topic. I think this is because for these types of questions incorrect advice can have severe consequences.
Should we place a ban on medical questions here? Or are there situations where they would be acceptable?
And if we ban them, where do we draw the line? Some example questions we've allowed so far:
- What are the natural treatment techniques which can be used as alternatives to modern medicinal treatments?
- Potential health risks with keeping temperature in a house low?
- Can I recycle plastics at home by melting and molding? (has 2nd question asking about health hazards)
Note that I've placed the following question on hold, since at least for me it crosses a line.
If we decide here that we will allow this question I will reopen it.