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Swedish Health Minister Lambasts “Bogus” CAM

16 April, 2014 by David Finer

In reference to the recent articles in the Swedish tabloid newspaper Expressen criticizing certain CAM therapies, the Swedish Minister of Health Göran Hägglund emphasized the need for reliable information, a critical approach and training of health care staff. Associate Professor Torkel Falkenberg, Head of IC, welcomes critical journalism but emphasizes that the newspaper erroneously lumps all CAM therapies together as if they were the same Read more

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Research Conference Oasis in “Homeopathic Desert”

12 December, 2013 by David Finer

Homeopathic IC´s reporters are not easily daunted. Recently, we reported from the European Sceptics Conference in Stockholm. This time, we have attended the First Nordic Homeopathy Research Conference, held in Gothenburg, Sweden. All with the aim of giving our readers hot news from the frontiers of CAM research and debate. Following on Dr. Peter Fisher´s characterization of Sweden as a “homeopathic desert”, the meeting was a revitalizing oasis, at least for the already converted. Read more

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Evidence, pioneers explain CAM increase in Norway, Denmark

17 September, 2012 by David Finer

During the last decade CAM methods have become increasingly common features in the health care systems of Norway and Denmark. This may be explained by evidence and by the influence of motivated individual. Researchers report a survey study of the use of CAM methods at 99 Norwegian and 126 Danish hospitals in the journal BMC […] Read more

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