Every day of every year, our knowledge of medicine expands worldwide. That has it's plus side, and it's minus side. Like the story posted above by @DZS. Now the issues can be understood better and treated. Well, perhaps not treated, but coped with in a more understanding fashion.
As the 'internet age' get's it boots on, we can all be more aware of worldwide issues as well as those just outside our doors. We have a choice now. Do we just look outside our door, or do we do more for everyone in the world?
If you want to wind me up, lets start a new off topic on climate change.