Baby Solid Foods, HPV for Women & Bedtimes for Kids - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Baby Solid Foods, HPV for Women & Bedtimes for Kids

Posted: Updated:

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.

---

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.

---

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.

  • Kristen Remington's Health Watch ReportsMore>>

  • KTVN's 10th Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive July 12

    KTVN's 10th Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive July 12

    Friday, June 23 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-06-23 13:41:28 GMT

    In less than a month you can help save a life by giving blood. Our 10th annual Give 2 Live Blood Drive is coming up on Wednesday, July 12th.

    More >>

    In less than a month you can help save a life by giving blood. Our 10th annual Give 2 Live Blood Drive is coming up on Wednesday, July 12th.

    More >>
  • Four GOP Senators Say They Oppose Health Care Bill

    Four GOP Senators Say They Oppose Health Care Bill

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:50:18 GMT

    Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy. Nevada Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto have also released statements about the bill.

    More >>

    Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy. Nevada Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto have also released statements about the bill.

    More >>
  • "Bike Like a Girl"

    "Bike Like a Girl"

    Thursday, June 22 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-06-22 21:15:22 GMT

    From bike skills to life skills, an inspiring team of female cyclists is proving to young girls that they, too, can get out of the saddle and dig deep to accomplish their dreams. Find out how to "Bike Like a Girl" in Health Watch.

    More >>

    From bike skills to life skills, an inspiring team of female cyclists is proving to young girls that they, too, can get out of the saddle and dig deep to accomplish their dreams. Find out how to "Bike Like a Girl" in Health Watch.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.