Odds ratios - simply explained - you need to understand this!

if you want to make your own mind up about research and statistics then you need to read and understand this - and its not difficult!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/05/bad-science-adjusting-figures

The article demonstrates several examples of how reporters totall misinterpret scientific studies either through ignorance, laziness, or malice.