Category: Sean Palfrey

Broadside: Boston gun violence crisis

February 13th, 2014 in 2014, NECN, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey, Thea James 0 comments

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Thea James, School of Medicine
Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

Boston has had an increase in gun violence since the beginning of 2014…

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Brown cuts ties to marketer after spam e-mail

February 5th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, Sean Palfrey 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

Scott Brown has been a fashion model, a lawyer, a national guardsman, and United States Senator from Massachusetts. Now he has added a new job description: e-mail spammer…

Expert quote:

“This is total conspiracy theory. The CDC has a whole website on these kind of hoaxes. There is absolutely no evidence that the flu vaccine, nor any other vaccines, nor exercise is associated with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.”

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YOUR VIEW: Protecting against childhood asthma

November 18th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey 0 comments

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By Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

Every time 8-year-old Mia leaves the house to play outside with friends, her mother, Rachael, worries that her daughter might suffer a serious asthma attack…

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Is There Danger Lurking in Your Lipstick?

August 16th, 2013 in 2013, Blogs, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

A soft pink, a glowing red, even a cyanotic purple — millions of women and girls apply lipstick every day…

Expert quote:

“Not to mention that the C.D.C. acknowledged last year that no level of lead is really safe.”

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GreenSpace: Seriously, a perfume for babies? Chemicals and allergens and all?

March 4th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

High-end Italian fashion house Dolce&Gabbana announced a new perfume recently – a scent not for babes, but for babies…

Expert quote:

“Perfumes are effective irritants. . . . That’s why they work.  They can trigger attacks in asthmatics.”

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Parents seek alternative treatments

February 18th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

There are some things a pill can’t fix…

Expert quote:

“These products are not regulated by the [Food and Drug Administration] or the consumer products agency because they are not considered medications, or they are made up of so many different components that it’s impossible to study them. Families don’t know what’s in them. I don’t know what’s in them.”

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Should The Pediatrician Talk To You About Gun Safety?

February 1st, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey, WBUR 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

In 10 years of taking my kids to the pediatrician, I’ve never been asked if I have a gun in the house…

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Keeping guns away from children

January 8th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

I doubt that our forebears who ratified the Second Amendment in 1791 ever imagined how carelessly and callously firearms would be used centuries later…

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Pediatricians to the U.N.: Don’t Ban Thimerosal From Vaccines

December 17th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) upheld the World Health Organization’s (WHO) position that  the United Nations should not ban thimerosal — a mercury-based preservative — from vaccines…

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Middlesex County hit hardest by whooping cough

May 31st, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

Despite a recent decline in the number of new whooping cough cases across the state, Middlesex County continues to see the most diagnoses with 64 new cases last year…

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