Category «Health»

Challenging the Gluten-Free Movement

A Review of the Dietary Debate

The gluten-free movement is rising. According to a 2013 consumer survey, over 70 million American adults are trying to eat less gluten, a grain-based protein. That’s a 20% boost in recruits since 2010. By 2016, sales of gluten-free foods could hit $15 billion, a 40% increase over 2013. Yet only an estimated 2o million Americans …

$84,000 Drug Now or $600,000 Liver Transplant Later?

High-Priced Sovaldi Said to Yield Long-Term Savings

A new drug called Sovaldi promises to cure 9 out of 10 patients with hepatitis C. Hep C is the leading reason for liver transplants. Sovaldi’s price has led to an outbreak of sticker shock in the U.S., home to roughly 3 million hep C sufferers, many of whom qualify for publicly funded health care. …