Author Archive for Vicki

Vicki Clinebell is a former television advertising executive who spent 25+ years with an ABC television affiliate in sales and marketing. A journalism major in college at the University of Colorado/Boulder, she now writes for a variety of online and print publications and provides blog content for clients including retail businesses and artists. The diversity of subject matter appeals to her, whether she’s reporting on the latest trends in baby gear, highlighting stories about outdoor adventures, or explaining basic pet-care tips. Even better, she says, is the shorter work commute… just down the hall, and a dress code that’s changed from suits and heels to jeans and a sweatshirt.

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Study: Vitamin B3 Supplements Can Prevent Miscarriages

In a landmark new study, Australian researchers learned that many miscarriages and some birth defects are caused by lack of the molecule NAD, but simply taking vitamin B3 supplements can significantly reduce these instances. Women are advised to take these supplements beginning prior to becoming pregnant.

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Chinese Woman Tries to Mail Baby to Orphanage

A baby girl is in stable condition at a hospital in Fuzhou, China, after her 24-year-old mother attempted to mail her – wrapped in plastic bags – to an orphanage. As the investigation into the incident continues, the mother is in custody for suspected child abandonment.

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Autism Research Could Help Alleviate Symptoms

Two classic symptoms of human autism are hyperactivity and deficit in social ability. Researchers from Stanford University believe that these key features reflect an imbalance of signals from excitatory and inhibitory neurons in a portion of the forebrain. Their study indicates that reversing this imbalance could help alleviate some of autism’s more notable symptoms.

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Fighting Inherited Disease with Embryo Gene Repair

A research team led by Oregon Health and Science University says that embryos can help fix themselves if scientists aid the process early enough. Their discovery is lab research only for now, and nowhere near ready to be tried in pregnancy.

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Abandoned Baby Twins Mistaken for Puppies

A passer-by mistakenly thought she had spotted abandoned puppies. But the woman and the group she was with took a closer look and realized that what they had stumbled across was even stranger: tiny twin girls with their umbilical cords still attached.

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Miraculous Pre-Birth Surgery for Baby with Heart Defect

When baby Sebastian was born – pink and screaming – at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital in May, his mother says that it was “the most amazing sound that I ever heard.”

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Scientists Reverse Brain Damage in Drowned Toddler

Using oxygen therapy, scientists accomplished what is thought to be a first: reversing brain damage in a toddler who drowned in a swimming pool.

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Road Warriors Aged 5 And 2 Go For A Joyride

Two young brothers, ages five and two, thought they knew how to drive and put their skills – learned from playing video games and watching their mom – to the ultimate test.

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Landmark Double Hand Transplant for 8-Year-Old

The surgery and 18-month follow up of the first successful double-hand transplant has been reported in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal.

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Deadly Kiss: Baby Dies from Virus

On Tuesday a newborn baby girl lost her fight after catching a common virus shortly after being born earlier this month.

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Warning Goes Viral: Toddler Trampoline Danger

In a powerful Facebook post that has gone viral, a mother of two warns about what can happen when a toddler plays on a trampoline. Sadly, Kait Ellen knows about that danger because of what happened to her 3-year-old son Colton.