If you are updated via the internet or newspapers then you might have already observed that medical research is one of those research programs that are so vast that they produce developments almost on a regular basis. It would not matter if it is a huge breakthrough in medicine or small developments in research, it will make a difference to those people who need the study. The thing with medical discoveries is that some of them tend to be very risky moves especially because they have not yet been vigorously tested. It is critical for the survival of mankind that we have these medical research facilities because in the even that there is a new epidemic, we have people that can develop something to prevent extinction of our species. There are a lot of issues that come with medical research and one of those would be times when two different studies done on the same subject would contradict in results. Doctors are of grave importance in these situations because they are the ones that are able to educate their patients about the new developmental treatments discovered and convince them if they should take it or not. If you are a patient, you must keep in mind the fact that treatments that have only been recently discovered will most likely be dangerous and only you can decide for yourself if you want to take that risk or not. Researchers sometimes become so thirsty for discoveries that the slightest positive result they get from their experiments, they will automatically assume that they have made a breakthrough in science and this kind of behavior is reckless and harmful to patients.
Never automatically believe the studies you get a hold of but rather, read more about the research that has been done and compare different results so that you know for yourself if the treatment is already good to go or still lacks stability. Those new reports that sound so unbelievable are usually the ones that you cannot take seriously. Regardless of how reputable the TV show or the website is, the articles being written will not contain the full details of the study and therefore you cannot make a conclusion unless you yourself have read the full study. If the article sounds too good because the research development do not mention any risks then it would be best if you do not believe it because there will always be risks to new discoveries.
If you read a research article that mentions specific brand names, do not fall for it because this is just a form of advertising that some companies do to increase their sales. If you truly want to get better, you would not settle for treatment that have not yet been proven properly.