Flame Retardants, Bicycle Helmets & Protein-Rich Diets - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Flame Retardants, Bicycle Helmets & Protein-Rich Diets

Posted: Updated:
  • Wendy Damonte's Health Watch ReportsMore>>

  • Request Remind Me 2 Kit

    Request a Remind Me 2 Kit

         More >>
  • Reno Salon to Hold 'Cut-a-Thon' to Help Family With Medical Costs

    Reno Salon to Hold 'Cut-a-Thon' to Help Family With Medical Costs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:52:48 GMT
    A Reno business is helping a local family raise money to treat their baby's rare kidney disease. We met with the family today at Salon 7 in Reno where this weekend's "cut-a-thon" benefit will be held.More >>
    A Reno business is helping a local family raise money to treat their baby's rare kidney disease. We met with the family today at Salon 7 in Reno where this weekend's "cut-a-thon" benefit will be held.More >>
  • TMCC Hosts 'Be the Match' Donor Registration Drive

    TMCC Hosts 'Be the Match' Donor Registration Drive

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:14:30 GMT
    You can help save a life for free this week at Truckee Meadows Community College. The "Be the Match" organization is hosting a donor registration drive for people willing to donate bone marrow to help save lives.More >>
    You can help save a life for free this week at Truckee Meadows Community College. The "Be the Match" organization is hosting a donor registration drive for people willing to donate bone marrow to help save lives. More >>

Chemicals used to reduce the risk of fires in items such as strollers, carpeting and electronics may be toxic to children. A study from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine shows prenatal exposure to a flame retardant know as PBDE is associated with lower intelligence and hyperactivity in early childhood. Most PBDE's are not used in the U.S. anymore but may be found in products purchased years ago.

A new study shows bicycle helmets saves more lives in states that legally require them. Head injuries cause most of the 900 bicycle deaths each year. Death rates are significantly lower in the 21 states with mandatory helmet laws. A leading group of pediatricians is pushing for every state to require helmets.

And a diet rich in proteins and low in carbohydrates may improve fertility rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization. Researchers in Delaware found patients who ate 25% more protein and 40% less carbs per day, were four times more likely to get pregnant. Doctors believe protein helps produce better quality embryos and eggs.

 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.