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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.

How Slick Consulting Firms Get Us on Drugs

Ninety-one people a day die from opioids and 1000 visit ERs in the US according to the CDC. How did opioid makers get such...

Are Your Frequent UTIs From the Food You’re Eating?

It is no secret that many bacteria causing human infections are developing resistance to the antibiotics that used to kill them. The U.S. Centers...

Consumers Losing the War Against Meat Antibiotics

Farmers continue to use antibiotics on animals, which is not good for people who eat that meat. A war is in progress, and consumers...

There is WHAT in the meat?

Most people know that antibiotics are part of the diet of conventionally raised livestock in the US and elsewhere to make them grow faster...

Is Fat the New Normal?

People have become so fat it has inspired mean jokes. Lose ten pounds of ugly fat - chop off your head. Lose 180 pounds of ugly...

Ladies? Got an Extra $21,000 a Year? Here’s Big Pharma’s Latest...

Poor Pharma. Until 15 years ago, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was a right of passage for older U.S. women and Pharma raked in billions....

Consumer Drug Ads – Selling Iffy Drugs and Convincing People They...

In 2015, the U.S.' American Medical Association (AMA) called for a ban on direct-to-consumer (DTC) prescription drug advertising. The ads make patients demand expensive...

The Downside of the World’s Love Affair with Shrimp

Shrimp was once considered a treat for special occasions, but now it is a frequent mealtime staple. And that is not necessarily so good. More...

Let Them Eat Clones Says US FDA Commissioner: Wow!

Since the first cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep, was created, cattle, horses, goats, pigs, and mice have been cloned, as well as dogs and...

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.