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  • Top of the Morning: Pinoy Student Gets Perfect Score in Australian Math Contest

    Plus, Hollywood actress does charity work in Cebu and Australian supermodel embraces post-baby stretch marks
  • 1. Pinoy teen gets a perfect score in Australian Math contest

    Colegio de San Juan de Letran's Grade 8 student Andres Rico Gonzales, 13 years old, is one of the 42 students among the 300,000 students from 40 countires worldwide who got a perfect score in the 2015 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). Gonzales received the AMC medal and the Peter O'halloran Certificate of Excellence for getting a perfect score. He and 97 other Filipino received awards in the contest. "The 2015 AMC results showed that Filipno students continue to demonstrate remarkable competencies in the field of mathematics,sais Dr. Simon Chua, president of the Mathematics Trainers GUild-Philippines (MTG). (abs-cbnnews.com

    2. Harley Quinn actress helps poor kids in Cebu

    Suicide Squad actress Margot Robbie, who plays comic book character Harley Quinn in the upcoming movie, is in the country to do some charity work. She volunteered for the organization Rise Above Foundation Cebu to help prepare food for 400 kids in Cebu. Paying forward, Robbie posted on Instagram a photo on of her and the kids and urged her followers to help however they can if and when they do visit the country, whether it's helping feed the kids or even by just donating to the charity organization. (abs-cbnnews.com


    3. Cutting back on sugar for 10 days already makes kids healthier
    A new that study closely monitored 43 obese children have found that reducing sugar intake while maintaining the same number of calories consumed for 10 days already leads to a significant improvement in their health. The kids who participated din the study had lower blood pressure and blood sugar and even lost a little weight even with no added physical activity. The kids also had improved liver and pancreas function. Researchers call for a more regulated sugar intake for kids, and stresses that it's easy to reverse bad health by doing a simple change. (livescience.com

    4. Would you like to munch on something during labor?
    New research is challenging the practice of advising pregnant women to fast hours before delivering a baby into this world. The new study determined that most healthy women could benefit from a light meal during labor, and also found that withholding good nutrition to women in labor could lead to prolonged labor. Pregnant women have been advised for years to refrain from eating anything before labor due to risks for inhaling or choking on food or liquids. The study, which was presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists, found that the risks today are non-existent possibly due to better anesthesia care. (yahoo.com

    5. Australian model posts stretch marks photo  

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    The Sports Illustrated's first plus-size model Robyn Lawley posted a selfie showing her post-baby tummy filled with stretch marks. Tiger stripes, she called them, and urged women to lover their own body. The Australian supermodel said on her Facebook post, "As for my stretch marks I knew they were coming and as they're fading into white (like all my others) I thought I might capture them. Because they are some bad ass #tigerstripes smile emoticon. And I earned them." She aadded, "And to anyone who feels bad about your body especially after a baby, you are a warrior, you created a life inside of you, that's no easy feat." Lawley gave birth to her first baby, a daughter named Ripley, in February. (buzzfeed.com)

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