NEXT PANDEMIC? Amazon deforestation may spark new diseases

“Changes in the Amazon are driving displaced species of animals, from bats to monkeys to mosquitoes, into new areas, while opening the region to arrivals of more savanna-adapted species, including rodents. Those shifts, combined with greater human interaction with animals as people move deeper into the forest, is increasing the chances of a virulent virus, …

Antibiotic Resistance Affects Cancer Treatments

If antibiotic resistance persists — for cancer patients, this may mean higher mortality, more difficult and more expensive treatment, and many side effects. Many treatment options will disappear entirely. Antibiotic resistant bacteria will thus set cancer treatment back for decades, while the incidence of cancer cases will continue to rise in the years to come. …

Antibiotic Resistance Affects Cancer Treatments

If antibiotic resistance persists — for cancer patients, this may mean higher mortality, more difficult and more expensive treatment, and many side effects. Many treatment options will disappear entirely. Antibiotic resistant bacteria will thus set cancer treatment back for decades, while the incidence of cancer cases will continue to rise in the years to come. …