How do you judge the quality of clinical researches, findings?
Quite often news about novel treatments for specific health conditions causes a stir in the public because of the reported interesting approaches, large treatment effects or side effects, convenience of administration, or even cure for once incurable illness.
One of the most recent misinterpretations of a published clinical study, that getting a haircut can reduce blood pressure levels, shows how unprepared our politicians are despite their professional background.
On the other extreme is the quoting of popular opinions or practices based on flimsy research evidence that has yet to be published or poorly conducted. Some examples of such studies are as follows:
Example 1: Men who do house chores live longer.