In a previous post I pointed that homeopathy is reimbursed in Switzerland.
But the reimbursement is still under the following condition: homeopathy has to be evaluate within 6 years with adequate Randomized Controlled Trials.
You can see recent developments in the two links below.
We are thankful to Alan Henness, Director of the Nightingale Collaboration, which campaigns against misleading healthcare advertising to the general public, for having signaled this information.
1) The report “Homeopathy in healthcare: effectiveness, appropriateness, safety, costs” is not a “Swiss report”
2) The Swiss report on homeopathy: a case study of research misconduct
In opposition to the medical adage which says: when you hear a gallop think of a horse not a zebra, researchers from Denmark specialized in computer science have designed a search engine dedicated to the diagnosis of rare diseases.
With a hint of poetry they named it “findzebra” and the link is given below:
Try it by typing a symptom in the search box at the top of the homepage.
À new search engine designed by a French physician adviser:
correspondence analysis highlights in a graphical mode the distances from the independence of the cells in a contingency table.
Two categorical variables (one in row and the other in column) enters in the cross table (and thus in the analysis).
Each category of the two variable (be it in row or in column, it doesn’t matter) is represented in the final graph.
The proximity in the graphs of two categories means a) if they belong to different variables : that these two categories have more chances to be present together in a same subject than expected b) if they belong to the same variable: that the subjects belonging to these two categories presents the same tendencies (structure) with regard to the other variable’s categories.
correspondence analysis can identify an author starting from the distribution of alphabet letters in his text
Principe de l’analyse factorielle
analyse en correspondances multiples
a medical application of correspondence analysis