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  • Camille Prats feels like she’s pregnant for the first time

    The actress and TV host still asks for advice on pregnancy even if she's been through it before. ”Parang sobrang tagal na... so ako talaga nanghihingi ng tips sa sister-in-law ko, kay Isabel, my other friends," Camille said. It’s been nine years since she had her first baby, Nathan, with her late first husband Anthony Linsangan. It’s also the reason why she was nervous to tell her son that she’s pregnant. "He's my only child for ... nine years... So kahit alam ko na looking forward siya doon, somehow I didn't know kung ano magiging reaction niya,” the soon-to-be mom of two  admitted. Camille sent Nathan a photo of the pregnancy test right away. She said Nathan has been asking for a baby brother or sister for a long time now “kasi kinukuwento niya na halos lahat ng classmates niya may kapatid tapos siya daw wala,” Camille explained, ”It's actually a surprise blessing, but we are happy.” (gmanetwork.com)

    Kylie Padilla thinks fiance Aljur Abrenica will be a great dad

    Sobrang cute niya, kasi he’s really making an effort. Tsaka nakikita ko na yung pagiging father niya. Hindi lang yung pagiging lover, father na. And for a woman to see that in their partner, parang mas nakaka-in love,” the former Encantadia actress said. You can see by the way her eyes light up when she talks about her fiancé and father of her baby that Aljur is pampering Kylie, making sure she’s healthy, safe, comfortable, and happy. 


    The soon-to-be mom is due late July or early August this year, around the same time her elder sister Queenie Padilla will also give birth. “Four days lang ‘yung difference namin! So siguro, sabay kami manganganak,” Kylie said. “Sabi ko, ‘Oh my ... may playmate agad!” She added. 

    Kylie also revealed that she and Aljur had already chosen a name for a baby boy and are currently mulling over names for a baby girl, since they don't know the gender of their baby yet. “Ngayon, gumagalaw na siya. Nararamdaman ko na pero ‘di ko pa nakikita [na sumisipa siya] sa tiyan ko,” Kylie shared. (pep.ph)

    Breast milk not a cure for sore eyes, says DOH
    Human breast milk as an effective antibiotic is a myth. The Department of Health (DOH) warned that breast milk will not cure sore eyes even if it has antibodies. "Ang idea kasi nun, breast milk has antibodies, therefore it can fight the viruses," DOH Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial explained in a press conference at the DOH headquarters. "But it's not that helpful kung matagal nang na-extract 'yung breast milk. It should be immediate,” she said. However, Ubial warned that the using breast milk to cure sore eyes should not be done even if the breast milk is freshly pumped from a mother’s breasts. In 2016, a 21-day-old baby in India lost an eye after his mother squeezed breast milk into his eye after being advised by the elders to do so. Sore eyes, a common illness during the summer months, is a viral illness and will heal even if it’s not treated by medicines. If it does not resolve itself after three days to five days, “pwedeng magka-bacterial infection na ‘yun,”  Ubial said, and it needs proper antibiotics prescribed by a doctor. (gmanetwork.com)

    Experimental blood test could speed up autism diagnosis
    According to a U.S. study, the experimental blood test can detect the condition in more than 96 percent of cases and can do so across a broad spectrum of patient, potentially allowing for earlier diagnoses. The hope for such tests, if proven accurate, is that they could reassure parents with autism fears and possibly aid in the development of treatments, coauthor to the study Dr. Juergen Hahn of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, told Reuters Health. Hahn and his colleagues measured levels of 24 proteins that have been linked to autism and found five that, in the right combination, seemed most predictive of the condition. The researchers derived the combination by testing only 83 children aged three to ten who had been diagnosed with autism through conventional means. While the combination was present in 97.6 percent, it was absent in 96.1 percent of 76 normal children. Autism affects about 1.5 percent of children in varying degrees of severity. Doctors typically diagnose children by observing behaviors associated with the disorder, such as repetitive behavior or the avoidance of social interactions. Most children are not diagnosed until around age four. (reuters.com)

    Monopoly board game is introducing three new tokens

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    This time, the boot and the wheelbarrow are also retiring their roles as tokens for Monopoly. Board game manufacturer Hasbro revealed the results of its online survey to select the next generation of tokens for its classic board game in time for World Monopoly Day on March 19. So say goodbye, thimble, boot and wheelbarrow, and welcome the tyrannosaurus rex, penguin and rubber ducky. In 2013, the iron was replaced with a cat. In February this year, we already knew the thimble was going to go, and at that time, it looked as though the hashtag sign would be taking its place. The hashtag sign, as well as the smiley face emojis, cellphone and aviator sunglasses didn’t make the cut. The full lineup of tokens now includes a Scottie dog, top hat, car, battleship, cat, T-rex, rubber ducky and penguin. The new tokens will be part of the next generation Monopoly which will be out later this year. (huffingtonpost.com)

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