Not everything one reads on the web is reliable information. Often times information is misleading and sometimes just not correct. Whenever I am looking for information on just about any health related topic or to read good outcome based studies I go to Medline.
Medline is a great site based out of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. There are several sections of the site that are written in lay terminology. There is a great section on medications with side effects and adverse reactions. When you want to learn about different diseases this is a good resource.
My favorite is the research sections. Here one can find well designed, non biased research on millions of topics. Why should I waste my time and your time on a particular treatment strategy unless I know that there is good research to prove that the technique has shown to work.
So when you want to go to an excellent site and know the information is correct check out. www.nlm.nih.gov