Your Life your connection to The Boston Globe
White Coat Notes: News from the Boston-area medical community
Send your comments and tips to

Elizabeth Cooney is a health reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Boston Globe Health and Science staff:
Scott Allen
Alice Dembner
Carey Goldberg
Liz Kowalczyk
Stephen Smith
Colin Nickerson
Beth Daley
Karen Weintraub, Deputy Health and Science Editor, and Gideon Gil, Health and Science Editor.
 Short White Coat blogger Ishani Ganguli
Week of: May 20
Week of: May 13
Week of: May 6
Week of: April 29
Week of: April 22
Week of: April 15

« Air pollution raises women's heart disease risk, says study | Main | Binge eating is the most common eating disorder, McLean study shows »

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Today's Globe: case against Haddad, oils and breast growth in boys

A woman who worked for the state's largest Catholic hospital chain for 20 years filed a sexual harassment complaint against former Caritas chief executive Dr. Robert Haddad. In it she spells out what she said occurred over 15 months and ended when she was laid off, allegedly in retaliation for complaining to hospital executives.

Lavender and tea tree oils found in some shampoos, soaps, and lotions can temporarily leave boys with enlarged breasts in rare cases, apparently by disrupting their hormonal balance, a preliminary study suggests.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:26 AM
Sponsored Links