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Martha Rosenberg is the Investigative Health Correspondent for NewsBlaze. Martha illustrates many of her stories with relevant cartoons. She was staff cartoonist at Evanston Roundtable.

What’s In A Nickname? Praise and Sometimes Offense

Nicknames serve several social needs for people who have been given them and for people who use them. For the nicknamed, they convey the...

Do Any Natural Substances “Detox” The Body?

"Detox" therapies have had a bad time over the years. Not only is the premise that the body is full of "toxins" that need...

Chronic Pain Patients Ill Served in U.S. Medicine

It is estimated that up to 66 percent of U.S. women and 45 percent of U.S. men live with chronic pain from spinal disorders...

The Truth About the Opioid Crisis

I recently interviewed Lawrence Golbom, author of Not Safe As Prescribed. Rosenberg: I found Not Safe as Prescribed to be a page turner. You captured...

Is Milk Really a Health Drink as Claimed During the Rio...

It has been a month since the Rio Olympics and the strongest follow-up stories are allegations that Simone Biles and the Williams Sisters received...

U.S. Pork Producers Use Offensive Jingle to Fight Declining Sales

On the week before the United States' Independence Day, U.S. pork producers rolled out a new ad campaign many find offensive. Sung to the...

Humor – The Joy of Apartment Living

Apartment living may be cool compared to living with your parents or in the dorm but when you're a full fledged adult it is...

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?

Get Ready for Genetically Engineered and Cloned Animals on Your Dinner...

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.

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.

Is the GM Salmon Approved by the FDA This Week Safe...

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.

Before Antibiotics, a Cut on Your Finger Could Kill You: Those...

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.

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.

Still Eating This Dangerous Growth Enhancer? US Pork Producers Are Removing...

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.