We've had some discussions on the medicine tag and how to split it up into smaller categories. The current problem is that the tag was applied to broadly, not only to questions directly related to medicine and diseases. The health tag that proliferated again after the health->medicine tag was removed is far too vague and applied indiscriminately. The health tag does no good and I'd like to eliminate it.
Based on my original proposal I suggest the following changes:
If we keep medicine for everything concerning illnesses and health there are some questions tagged with medicine that should be moved into a different tag:
This is a difficult one as many nutrition-related questions are about the effects on health of certain foods. But splitting this has probably the biggest effect, so I'm now in favor of removing nutrition questions from the medicine tag
about how to get rid of bacteria and similar questions.
Some questions are not really medical questions, but about doctors, hospitals and other aspects of healthcare.
For questions about the health impacts due to environmental sources, either natural or man-made
If anyone is opposed to these changes or has any better ideas, please speak up now.