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Martha Rosenberg, Health Correspondent

Martha Rosenberg is the Investigative Health Correspondent for NewsBlaze. Martha illustrates most of her stories with relevant cartoons.

Martha is the author of the new book "Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health."

In the video to the right, Mike Papantonio talks with Martha about a few examples of some of the most dangerous drugs on the market today.

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Did US Drug Ads Increase the Incidence of Depression?
Depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and mood and behavior conditions exist. Were they over-diagnosed and over-treated when the expensive pills were covered by patents?
18:22 Jan 10, 2016 PST
Get Ready for Genetically Engineered and Cloned Animals on Your Dinner Plate
You don't have to love animals to be offended by the move toward Franken foods that violate consumer rights to know and threaten the balance of nature.
19:46 Dec 10, 2015 PST
Is This Charity Good or Sleazy?
Helping the poor is a good thing, but helping them to get into deeper trouble than they are already in may be good for business for some charities.
15:27 Nov 29, 2015 PST
Is the GM Salmon Approved by the FDA This Week Safe to Eat?
A Department of Animal Science PhD. made jokes about Whole Foods and the pure food movement. But most food scientists nothing funny about GM salmon.
20:28 Nov 22, 2015 PST
Before Antibiotics, a Cut on Your Finger Could Kill You: Those Days May Return
How do you know if meat was grown with antibiotics? Martha Rosenberg says it is difficult to protect ourselves from Big Food's use of products that harm us.
15:36 Nov 17, 2015 PST
Think the FDA is Too Tight With Industry? It Is Getting Worse
FDA advisory panels should include patient representatives to protect public interest, but too many doctors and researchers live on drug company stipends.
21:55 Nov 10, 2015 PST
Is 'Early intervention' To Sell Childhood Drugs Ethical?
Given Seroquel and other strong drugs for bipolar disorder and ADHD at age two, Rebecca Riley was found dead at four. Treating toddlers with drugs has not abated.
18:48 Oct 14, 2015 PST
Still Eating This Dangerous Growth Enhancer? US Pork Producers Are Removing It
A drug whose safety and initial approval were in question was given wide use in the US food supply, bit it is encouraging US pork producers are hearing consumers.
06:29 Sep 25, 2015 PST
Why is Meat So Cheap? It is Called Cheap Labor
Guest workers cannot protest working conditions and are pawns in the Big Meat game. In addition to their own suffering, they do food consumers no favors.
14:26 Jul 29, 2015 PST
Cruel? Dangerous? 2015's Top Food Stories So Far!
Martha Rosenberg, our health and food investigator says we have the power to shut down any offensive food product that big government, ag and business foist upon us.
16:25 Jan 17, 2015 PST
Cutting Meat But Not A Vegetarian? You Are A Reducetarian
We cut down on meat for health, environment, treatment of animals and workers but many people today actually think meat is good for you?
14:39 Dec 31, 2014 PST
Hey Doc - I think I Have Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency!
Martha Rosenberg says Big Pharma has things exactly backwards, developing new diseases for its drugs, rather than developing drugs to cure existing diseases.
16:56 Nov 18, 2014 PST
States, Desperate for 'Youth Hunters,' Stoop to Sleazy Tactics
Kids killing pen-raised pheasants about food, skill or gratuitous cruelty? Is it ethical for states to offer blood sports to children to fill DNR coffers?
14:13 Sep 27, 2014 PST
Are Deer Safe To Eat?
Martha Rosenberg looks back at the problems of deer in Wisconsin, including the wasting disease and the 2004 hunter-shooting rampage by Chai Vang, and asks if the deer are safe to eat now.
06:12 Sep 21, 2014 PST
Congratulations! You are a Size Zero!
Martha Rosenberg investigates the fattening of America. Dieting is doing a lot more for diet food manufacturers and fitness centers than Americans.
06:03 Sep 6, 2014 PST
Should We Watch the Animals We Eat Being Slaughtered?
Martha Rosenberg investigates a proposal that people watch the animals they eat being killed. Some say it encourages insensitivity and lack of empathy for suffering.
16:12 Aug 19, 2014 PST
Are U.S. Kids Excessively Drugged?
Are U.S. Kids Excessively Drugged? No, Says the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
12:26 Jul 9, 2014 PST
The Suntan - Status Symbol or an Unnecessary Health Risk?
Chicago - After an interminable winter, it is sunny and 86 degrees in Chicago. Tank tops and shorts are the couture of the day in Millennium Park, in the heart of downtown - except for some young women visiting from Asia. They are also in summer clo
19:55 Jun 5, 2014 PST
Seven Health Myths You Probably Believe Are True
Martha Rosenberg warns that these health myths about what we eat, the products we buy and even the diseases we should be fear are not what we are told they are.
08:15 May 22, 2014 PST
New Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines Serious as a Heart Attack
Read This Before You Take That Statin: The American Heart Association-Protecting Industry Not Patients
01:26 Dec 12, 2013 PST
Read This Before You Take That Statin
Martha Rosenberg and Barbara Roberts, MD outline many things you need to know before considering taking a statin prescribed by a doctor
10:50 Dec 11, 2013 PST
Could a Dark Horse in the New York Mayoral Primary Be Carriage Horses?
Quinn, like Mayor Bloomberg, affirms the industry as a valuable source of jobs but critics say the largely foreign carriage drivers are not even legal American workers and lack basic empathy toward their equine charges.
05:20 Aug 27, 2013 PST
US Battles with Russia Over Meat Drug Few Are Aware Of
Ractopamine, an asthma-like drug called a beta-agonist that increases muscle, was integrated into the US food supply over 10 years ago largely under the public's radar.
10:24 Dec 11, 2012 PST
Prescribed and Abandoned-Another Drug Settlement
Would women want to trade 'hot flashes for decreased libido, nausea, increased blood pressure and incredible withdrawal issues' found with Pristiq asked another poster?
12:14 Nov 23, 2012 PST
Doctor Tells How to Get Off Dangerous Psychiatric Drugs in New Book
Your book shines a flashlight into the dark fears that families, caregivers and therapists have but don't often express that if a patient is taken off their psychiatric drugs they will kill themselves.
13:44 Sep 18, 2012 PST
No Food, No Drinks, No Strollers, No Change: No Wonder US Retail is Tanking
'No service?' ask two irate customers in a cartoon, waiting to be served in a restaurant. 'No shirt! No shoes!' they yell, as they pitch the articles of clothing.
12:12 Aug 15, 2011 PST
The Sex Scandal No One Wants To Talk About
Residents from Chicago's New City neighborhood can be forgiven for not being too relieved that convicted killer/rapist Andrew Crawford is eligible for the death penalty.
14:00 Dec 14, 2009 PST
Hey Karl Rove and Tony Snow: Agribusiness needs YOU
'Oh that,' said landfill workers. 'Live hens often come out of the construction bins Creekwood Farm brings here with spent laying hens they've gassed.'
13:54 Sep 11, 2007 PST
Despite Medical Journals' TKO, HRT is still not DOA
Despite definitive medical studies, it's just a matter of time before the second and third opinions of hormone profiteers appear in the press.
17:21 Apr 23, 2007 PST

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