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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.

Humor: Female Fashions Eventually Come Back

Apparently there are only so many fashion ideas coming from the top designers. After a while, they simply recycle them hoping no one remembers...

Yes, These Drugs Are In US Meat

Thanks to animal welfare groups, most people are now aware of "factory farms." Concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs abuse workers, animals, the environment,...

Humor: 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Men

Actually, 13 New Year's Resolutions. Couldn't resist the extra three! 1) We will stop giving the women in our lives tools on their birthday like...

The Vanishing Bumper Sticker – Why More Motorists Are Keeping Their...

Bumper stickers largely fall into five categories: humor ("My Other Car Is . . .") bravado ("Don't Like My Driving?"), affiliation ("Honk If You...

Humor: Depressed? Hopeless? Stop Looking at the Help Wanted Ads

They say the economy is growing and jobs are being added. But judging from how many people actually have jobs, this looks like another...

Largest US Milk Producer Folds Thanks to Superior Non-Dairy Milks

Which drink would you prefer? One that is full of fat, cholesterol, calories, hormones, pus, antibiotics and pesticides whose production causes huge environmental destruction...

Pharma Wants You To Be Sick – and Celebrities Help

Do you have gas, bloating and frequent diarrhea? Pharma hopes so. If you have the rare digestive/intestinal condition exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) - mostly...

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...