Lead :: Lead exposure, the facts, Q&A with Children’s Hospital Boston toxicologists

Recent toy recalls may leave you wondering about your child’s exposure to lead. Read on to get the facts from Children’s Hospital Boston’s Michael Shannon, MD, MPH, an emergency physician, toxicologist and co-director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Center at Children’s Hospital Boston and Alan Woolf, MD, MPH, a pediatrician, toxicologist, co-director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Center and director of the Environmental Medicine Program at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Coffee & caffeine may protect memory in older women

Drinking more than three cups of coffee (or the equivalent in tea) per day or caffeine may help older women protect their thinking skills, according to a study published in the August 7, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Skin :: Dermatologists can help consumers sort through the cosmeceutical clutter

When it comes to selecting a cosmeceutical to protect the skin from sun damage and the effects of aging, many consumers make their choices based on advertising campaigns. Combining cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients, cosmeceuticals on the market can overwhelm consumers. Presented with so many choices, consumers may wonder how to tell if a product works. According to dermatologists, cosmeceuticals with sunscreen are the ones that have you covered.

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