Sometimes a cartoon says it all. This one does it for me.
It's funny, but it's also sad. So many small discoveries are magnified by PR departments and then news media that the public has become cynical about every new discovery.
Some day we'll find cures for cancer, AIDS, and diabetes, and people will read the stories in the newspaper or see them on TV and think, "Yeah, right. Next week they'll announce that the cure causes something even worse."
Sadly, this sort of thing has been going on for a long time, and I doubt that it will change in the near future.