• Judy Ann on Ryan's Himalayan Trek: 'Pangarap Nya, Suporta Ako'

    Plus, Lea Salonga takes selfies at the Tony Awards, recall alert on Mibelas 24 FE birth control pills , and more
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Judy Ann says Ryan Agoncillo's trip is on his bucket list 

    Ryan Agoncillo traveled to India yesterday, June 11, to take part in a motorbike trek up the mountain range of the Himalayas. According to his wife Judy Ann, the trip has always been on the bucket list of TV host-actor and dad of three, who will be gone for 21 days for the trek. “Pangarap niya na makapunta roon. Pangarap niyang ma-experience yung ride na ‘yon. So, su-support ako,” the award-winning actress told Pep.ph. “Kasi, alam mo, kapag mahal mo naman ang isang tao, di ba? Kung ano yung makakapagpabuo sa pangarap niya, isu-support mo siya.” 

    “Go and #conquerhimalayas my love... I want you complete, alive and kicking when you come home,” she wrote as a caption to an Instagram post of Yohan designing her dad’s helmet. (pep.ph)


    LOOK: Lea Salonga takes selfies at the Tony's

    Lea Salonga stayed true to her promise of taking a lot of selfies when it was first announced she was presenting at the "71st Annual Tony Awards," which just concluded at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. The international singer was the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Kim in "Miss Saigon" back in 1991. During the rehearsal, she took selfies with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Gad who played Olaf in Frozen and LaFou in Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars' Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, and actor John Lithgow. 

    In photos: Preggy Michelle Madrigal baby shower

    It’s an early baby shower for the former actress who is about four months pregnant. Michelle Madrigal had an intimate baby shower and despedida with family and friends almost a month ago. “Shoutout to my girls (Ehra, Lei, Jo, Pia & Ange) for making this happen and to everyone who came and celebrated my baby shower/despedida! Y'all hold a special place in my heart as brothers and sisters. Really blessed to be celebrating Mother's Day here with y'all. Much love and I can't wait to find out if we are having a mini me or mini Troy,” she wrote as a caption for an Instagram video of snaps during the event. 

    When she first announced her pregnancy, her baby bump wasn't visible yet. Now, Michelle is back in the U.S., and a photo of her with Troy’s family shows her baby belly more pronounced. The two are set to welcome their bundle of joy in November. 

    DOH to local government units: Protect kids from unhealthy food
    The Department of Health is asking local government units to regulate street food vendors who are selling outside school grounds. “Local government units (LGUs) should regulate ambulant vendors outside school premises to ensure that unhealthy and unsafe food will not be offered to students,” said Luz Tagunicar, DOH program manager for nutrition. She said most vendors do not have access to clean water to prepare and cook food with, exposing children to a higher risk of food poisoning. She added the food usually offered by vendors are too salty, too sweet, or too oily, which are bad for kids in the long run. (inquirer.net)

    Bug spray’s main chemical ingredient linked to motor skills delay
    A new study published in the journal Environment International showed a link between the use of chemical Naled, the main ingredient in bug spray, and delayed fine motor skill development among babies who were exposed prenatally to the chemical. Researchers from the University of Michigan conducted the study in China and measured babies’ reflexes, grasping, visual-motor integration, body control, and locomotion of infants when they were six weeks old and again at nine months. It found that babies who were exposed to the chemical while still in their mother's womb had lower scores on fine motor skills test compared with the scores of babies with minimal exposure to the chemical. The study also found that Naled is present in at least 10 percent of cord blood they tested through chromatography a mass spectrometry.

    Nalen is a chemical present in mosquito sprays used to fight Zika in the U.S. Currently, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) do not classify the Nale as harmful to humans and pets. (techtimes.com

    Recall Alert: Mibelas 24 FE birth control packets

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    Birth control packets of Mibelas 24 FE, made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, have been recalled because of a packaging mistake that could cause women to take the wrong pills. "As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive tablets that are taken out of sequence may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy," according to the U.S. Food and Drug (FDA) statement. The affected pills packets are labeled lot no. L600518, and come in single packets and cartons of three. The error is in the plastic covering, which rotated by 180 degrees, reversing the weekly tablet order. It means that women could accidentally take placebo pills during the first four days of the month instead of active tablets. (popsugar.com)

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