Yesterday, Jeff felt our medicine tag was too large:
This is problematic, because you now have 328 things tagged medicine to the point that it's far and away the #1 tag on the site ... this is egregiously wrong so I am undoing it. It's already caused a ton of damage since the #1 tag is frequently wrong. I'm bringing [health] back for now, we need to retag hundreds of questions that erroneously got [medicine] attached that have nothing to do with medicine
In other words, we've been using the medicine tag too generously and it covers a too large amount of different topics, from Does regular handwashing with antibacterial soap prevent disease? to Does lean mass aid burning calories? to If you shave or wax, will the hair grow back stronger or thicker?.
In early beta, we settle to use the field of research the topic calls on as category tag. As a result, the health tag was made a synonym to medicine because those questions could be best answered by an health professional (nurse, doctor, etc.). If we're gonna need to split all the health-related questions meaningfully, we are going to need to find what are the subdivisions of the medicine tag. Health is just too vague. We can't allow that to exist.
Oh, and then we'll have a ton of fun retagging questions.
So, ya, any ideas?