• Question: Will it ever be possible to cure all diseases, or will more diseases keep developing?

    Asked by Faith to Lizzie, Ben on 13 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Ben Mulhearn

      Ben Mulhearn answered on 13 Mar 2018:

      I would expect that more diseases will continue to develop. Some diseases seem to be invevitable as we get older, as our bodies start to wear out.

    • Photo: Lizzie Wright

      Lizzie Wright answered on 13 Mar 2018:

      Yes, I agree with Ben. Diseases do tend to evolve over time and with our environment, for example the causes of lots of diseases now are due to our lifestyle and are very different to those from 100 years ago. Things like viruses are also very good at evolving. As we and our environment evolve, so will the diseases we get. However, I think we will continue to develop cures and our understanding of diseases will be much greater, so the proportion of treatable diseases will be much higher.