Nowadays it’s easier to maintain health than the past. – Teddy
Nowadays it’s easier to maintain health than the past.
Personal health has long been the center of public attention. Some neo-Luddites argue that compared with their counterparts in the past, they are now in a difficult situation to remain healthy. From my perspective, although such environmental headaches as the depletion of ozone layer or vehicle emissions may plague modern people to some degree, the real perks provided by the rapid development of both social and technology makes it easier to improve citizen’s well-being. Admittedly, the recent emerging environmental problems endanger people’s health to a certain degree. The direct radiation of sun’s harmful ultra-violet caused by the widening ozone hole increases the potential risk of skin cancer. Urban smog leads to respiratory diseases like asthma, especially to kids. Newly invented agriculture fertilizers and pesticides end up in the sea water, which is a major source of daily drinking water. However, those health killers weigh considerably less when it comes to the advances in technology and people’s awareness in health maintenance. For one thing, people can take better care of themselves nowadays than in the past. Thanks to the modern medical advances, many used to be incurable diseases like pneumonia, for example, can now be easily dealt with effective drugs. Such once rampant plagues as smallpox measles and Dengue fever have already been annihilate by people’s effort during years of combat with virus. Antibiotics and vaccines injected into children can prevented them from infecting once contagious flu like pertussis, polio, and diphtheria. With the convenience of transportation, people can escort their family members to the nearest hospital as soon...