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Cults: how to spot gurus and charlatans?


OUR HEALTH ADVICE - In an interview, Simon Schraub, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and former administrator of the National League Against Cancer, explains what the risks of health abuses are.

Simon Schraub is the author of a book and a thesis on the risks inherent in alternative medicine in the event of cancer.

How was the National Cancer League led to provide advice on the risks of abuse in terms of well-being and health?

Until 1998, the League was mainly concerned with supporting research and cancer prevention actions.

But helping the sick has become increasingly important.

First, with psychological support, in particular through support groups.

Then the departmental committees were canvassed by people offering all kinds of well-being care.

It was therefore for the League to define what complementary medicine is, to give its limits and risks, to advise the departmental committees which welcome and inform patients and their relatives.

For these health care offers, the line between charlatans and gurus is sometimes a little blurred: how do you tell them apart?

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Source: lefigaro

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