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  • 1. Jodi Sta. Maria and Iwa Moto bond with kids

    The mothers of the children of Pampi Lacson have let bygones be bygones. The two ladies, actress Jodi Sta. Maria and Starstruck alumni Iwa Moto, spent time together with their kids last Saturday, and Iwa shared a photo of the moment with Jodi and son Thirdy, 8, with her daughter Mimi (short for Hiromi Eve), 1. The two have patched things up after a controversy involving their marital relationships in 2013. (abs-cbnnews.com)

    2. Energy drinks may drive kids to be more distracted
    According to a new study published in the journal Academic Pedtiatrics, school-age kids who consume sweetened energy drinks are 66% more at risk for hyperactivity or inattention than other kids. Energy drinks often contain ingredients like guarana and taurine, which, researchers at Yale School of Public Health say, when mixed with caffeine, could be causing the problem. It’s more reason not to give kids energy drinks. (time.com)

    3. HPV vaccine doesn’t make teen girls more promiscuous
    A new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that girls who get vaccinated against HPV are not at a greater risk for sexually-transmitted infections (STI). While vaccinated girls did have a higher rate of STIs before and after the vaccine, researchers suggest it could be due to the fact that girls who opt for the vaccine may already be sexually active. HPV vaccine is safe and not linked to sexual behaviors. (time.com)

    4. Baby girl born carrying twin fetuses
    A baby girl in Hong Kong was born pregnant with twins. At birth, she had what the doctors thought were two tumors in her abdomen but are actually twin fetuses, reports the Hong Kong Medical Journal this week. The eight to 10-week-old twin babies were fertilized eggs that ended up being absorbed into her body as the baby girl developed in the womb. The baby girl, born in 2010, had surgery to remove the fetuses when she was two weeks old. (nydailynews.com)

    5. Court rules firing mother for breastfeeding isn’t discrimination
    Former Nationwide employee Angela Ames was denied a place to pump breast milk when she returned to work from maternity leave. When she protested, she was coerced to resign and so she sued the company so sex discrimination. The court dismissed the case on the grounds the even men lactate, hence, her case was not of sex discrimination. (yahoo.com)

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