Stories by Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg is an investigative health reporter and the author of "Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp the Public Health (Random House)." subscribe to Martha Rosenberg's feed

Posted on: Jul 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The same trick they used on woman with hormone therapy, to disastrous ends.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The USDA has continued to discredit red meat, but the meat industry has to make its profits.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

"Low T" in men and the prescribing of testosterone for "anti-aging" is more dollar-driven than medicine-driven.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Selling symptoms to suggestible people has been a gold mine for Big Pharma.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Sleep sweating? Here are some new ways the pharmaceutical industry plans to make money.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

This latest campaign "encourages people to gradually eat less meat with respect to their own diet."

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There is money to made in sex enhancement drugs, but whether they work is another question.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Direct to-consumer advertising has subverted the doctor-patient relationship.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Big Pharma hopes we'll forget about these drugs.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The pharmaceutical industry has flooded America with antipsychotics.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Eating too much and exercising too little are not the only probable culprits.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Everything from livestock fatteners to government marketing dooms Americans looking to lose weight.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Now that the patent has run out on Singulair, its dangers are being acknowledged.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The fast-food giant's record is checkered when it comes to treatment of workers and the environment.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It hardly seems possible, but factory farming is getting even worse.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Despite the hazardous side effects, there is a huge market for insomnia drugs.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Here are six of Big Biotech's biggest marketing lies.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How codependency and shame can ruin intimacy.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Some of the symptoms reported include impotence and thoughts of suicide and depression.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Ever hear of Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Health officials are too protective of the meat industry.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There are ways to rein in the worst parts of our psyche.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Food scientists use dangerous chemicals to make you eat -- and buy -- more junk food.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Merck was aware of a popular drug's impact on bones but still pushed it on doctors and patients.

Posted on: May 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The new documentary "Fed Up" reveals how Big Food pushed the government to give out compromised health information.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Children with ADHD are easy targets because they will be lifelong patients and repeat customers.

Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The FDA approved Zohydro, with five to 10 times the abuse potential as its predecessor, OxyContin.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's a reason Europeans have bans on US meat imports.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many domestic batterers say "you're never leaving me alive" and, despite orders of protection, their chilling prediction often comes through.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many otherwise healthy foods contain high levels of estrogen.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A common malaria drug has been linked to murders and suicides.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The powerful dairy lobby has been spreading dangerous health claims about milk for decades.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Everything from livestock fatteners to government marketing dooms Americans looking to lose weight.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Could the answer to a number of modern ailments be in our gut?

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Food safety recalls and animal cruelty are increasing under government abdication of public health duties.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many of these ingredients are banned in Europe, but here in the good old USA you'll find them on your dinner plate.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

American livestock is pumped full of harmful drugs, making our food dangerous and cruel at the same time.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Big pharma uses celebrities and other sneaky ways to sell diseases that may not exist.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pharma can entice doctors to prescribe its expensive patent drugs, even when they are dangerous.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Guards have been known to fumble for hours, sometimes cutting open the prisoner's veins with a scalpel, before the warden calls a halt to the proceedings.