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Health Alert: Pollution can lower baby's birth weight

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(CBS) - Spanish researchers say even a small amount of air pollution can increase a pregnant woman's risk of having a low birthweight baby. 


Doctors followed pregnancies across Europe and found the higher the exposure to air pollution, the higher the chance the child would be born under weight.




(CBS) - A new study from Kaiser Permanente finds children are better off getting their first dose of the measles vaccine at 12 to 15 months instead of waiting till they're older.

Researchers found kids who received their first shot a few months later were more likely to experience side effects, including seizures and fever.

Kids receive two measles vaccines, and the Centers for Disease Control recommends the first at 12 to 15 months, the second between 4 and 6 years old.




(CBS) - An article in the Annals of Internal Medicine details how President William Taft reached out to a physician in 1905 for diet advice.

Letters exchanged between the two men revealed a detailed diet plan that called for lean meats, fish, fruits and vegetables. 

The 314 pound Taft documented his daily weight, eventually losing 60 pounds.

Researchers say the letters were written just as obesity started to be considered a serious health condition.

 

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