Health Alert: Screen shellfish for cancer causing toxins - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Health Alert: Screen shellfish for cancer causing toxins

Posted: Updated:

(CBS) - Scientists in France say clams, oysters, scallops, and other shellfish should be screened for fungal toxins before being eaten.

A new study shows high levels of toxins can be found in shellfish that come from waters containing certain types of fungus.

Scientists say the toxins do not cause food poisoning, but could cause cancer. 



(CBS) - Taking asthma medications during pregnancy is good for expectant moms and their babies.

 That's according to researchers in England who say poor asthma control can cause hypertension in pregnancy, more C-sections, and low birth weight.

The study also says even though asthma medications can have adverse side effects on women and their babies, it's still safer than not taking them.  



(CBS) - Researchers in New York say inner-ear disorders, especially ones that cause problems with hearing and balance may also cause hyperactivity.

According to a new study, inner-ear disorders can cause changes in the brain, which lead to changes in behavior.

Scientists say blocking certain proteins could stop hyperactivity. 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Girl, 4, allegedly killed by her mom is laid to rest

    Girl, 4, allegedly killed by her mom is laid to rest

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:38:53 GMT
    ATHENS (KYTX) - A four-year-old Athens girl Victoria Wyatt has been laid to rest, a little less than a week after her mother confessed to killing her.More >>
    ATHENS (KYTX) - A four-year-old Athens girl Victoria Wyatt has been laid to rest, a little less than a week after her mother confessed to killing her.More >>
  • 1 dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes Southern California

    1 dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes Southern California

    A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. A man in his mid-20s died at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach.More >>
    A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. A man in his mid-20s died at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach.More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: You Don't Know Where That's Been

    SPECIAL REPORT: You Don't Know Where That's Been

    After a few disastrous flu seasons, and recent increases in staph infections nationwide, spreading germs is becoming more and more serious. In a special report, we tested a bunch of things we touch every day to see how filthy they really are.More >>
    After a few disastrous flu seasons, and recent increases in staph infections nationwide, spreading germs is becoming more and more serious. In a special report, we tested a bunch of things we touch every day to see how filthy they really are.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.