Health Alert: Pollution can lower baby's birth weight - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Health Alert: Pollution can lower baby's birth weight

Posted: Updated:

(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.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:53:35 GMT
    Tyler Police need your help finding an early morning robbery suspect. A woman says a robber tackled her to the ground and stole her purse. More >>
    Tyler Police need your help finding an early morning robbery suspect. A woman says a robber tackled her to the ground and stole her purse. More >>
  • Cherokee County woman found dead in driveway, husband charged with murder

    Cherokee County woman found dead in driveway, husband charged with murder

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:31:33 GMT
    Cedric Dewayne ThompsonCedric Dewayne Thompson
    CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) - On Sunday April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35am Kayla Nicole Thompson (27 years of age) was found deceased in the driveway of her residence, located in the 1500 block of County Road 3201 just West of Lake Jacksonville.More >>
    CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) - On Sunday April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35am Kayla Nicole Thompson (27 years of age) was found deceased in the driveway of her residence, located in the 1500 block of County Road 3201 just West of Lake Jacksonville.More >>
  • ETX Deacon arrested for 1981 Pennsylvania homicide

    ETX Deacon arrested for 1981 Pennsylvania homicide

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:34:38 GMT
    HARRISBURG, PA. (KYTX) - U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today the U.S. Marshals Service arrested a Pennsylvania fugitive in Texas who was wanted for more than 30 years on a 1981 murder charge.More >>
    HARRISBURG, PA. (KYTX) - U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today the U.S. Marshals Service arrested a Pennsylvania fugitive in Texas who was wanted for more than 30 years on a 1981 murder charge.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 2004 - 2014, WorldNow and KYTX, Owned and Operated by London Broadcasting Company.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.