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A new survey finds that most doctors are offering the HPV vaccine - but many patients refuse it. The vaccine is recommended for all females ages eleven to 26. It protects against the Human Papilloma Virus which can cause cervical cancer. Only 27% of physicians in the survey said most of their eligible patients are getting the vaccine. Boston University researchers say the low rate is because patients or their parents are saying no.

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Babies who start on solid foods too early or too late - may be at higher risk for type one diabetes. Researchers at the University of Colorado found an increased risk when solids are introduced younger than four months...or older than six months. They say the safest window appears to be between four and five months while the baby is still being breastfed.

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Researchers are also seeing the importance of regular bedtimes for children. A study in the UK looked at the sleep routines of both boys and girls. It found that irregular bedtimes are most common for 3 year olds....and are linked to lower scores in both reading and math. The study suggests childhood sleep deprivation could cause continuing health troubles throughout life.

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