• LOOK: Christmas Family Portraits of the Prats and the Garcias!

    Plus, Kean Cipriano excited to spend first Christmas with Stellar, Disney opens online fashion store, woman gives birth after having ovary frozen, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. Look: Christmas Family Shoots of The Prats and The Garcias

    The ‘90s heartthrobs, who are dads now, had a chance meeting at The Concept Room Studio, where their families were having their holiday family portraits done. John Prats, Isabel Oli, and their daughter Life were just leaving the studio when Patrick Garcia, Nikka Martinez and daughters Chelsea and Patrice walked in. The chance encounter was too good of an opportunity to have both dads quickly pose with their kids. For their respective holiday photos, the Prats had a bedtime story concept, while the Garcias had a flamingo-inspired setup aside from their Christmas photos. So cute!

    2. Kean Cipriano excited to spend first Christmas with Stellar

    The Callalily front man is still trying to get a grasp on fatherhood, according to his recent interview. “I don’t know. I really don’t know. Kumbaga, that’s something I need to find out and experience,” he told Pep.ph when asked about what being a dad is like to his daughter, who was born in April of this year. December also happens to be the wedding anniversary of the couple, and Kean said he has been discovering new things about his wife, now that they are parents. “Every day, you get to know the person, you get to know how beautiful the person is and [her] being. Nakikita mo kung gaano ka-golden yung heart nung tao,” Kean said. (pep.ph)


    3. First woman in the world gives birth after having ovary frozen
    News agencies have reported of a woman who gave birth using "frozen ovarian tissue that was removed when she was a child." The announcement was made by Rob Smith, clinic director of fertility center CARE London, where the woman, Moaza Al Matrooshi, 24, was treated. According to Smith, Al Matrooshi was 8 years old when one of her ovaries was removed before undergoing chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant to treat Beta Thalassaemia, an inherited blood disorder. Al Matrooshi actually went into early menopause because her other ovary was only partially functioning then. “This is a ground-breaking step in this area of fertility preservation and has the potential to help many young people who face cancer treatment preserve their fertility chances in the future,” said Adam Balen, chair of the British Fertility Society. (huffingtonpost.com.uk)


    4. Six percent of Zika infected pregnancies has babies with birth defects
    In a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it claims that about six percent of Zika-infected pregnancies results in babies with birth defects such as but not limited to microcephaly. "CDC scientists used preliminary data from the US Zika Pregnancy Registry (USZPR) to estimate that six percent of completed pregnancies following Zika virus infection were affected by one or more birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection during pregnancy," said the report. The rate of defects was also higher in in women who were infected with Zika in the first trimester of their pregnancies. The rate of babies born with birth defects is the same whether the mom exprienced symptoms or not. (gmanetwork.com)

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    5. Disney opens digital fashion store with Yoox


    Disney has teamed up with the e-retail giant Yoox of the Net-a-Porter Group for its its first-ever online fashion store. The online shop carries Disney’s collaborations influenced by Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel productions -- those includes clothing, accessories, and even homeware. Expect to see the results here of Walt Disney Studios' partnerships with an array of designers and brands like Coach, Marc Jacobs, Christopher Raeburn, Robert Clergerie, and Vans. (preview.ph)

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