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  • Top of the Morning: Viral "Mums and Maids" Video Criticized for Shaming Mothers

    The video campaign highlights how little Singaporean mothers know about their children
  • 1. Does Yaya know more about your kids than you?
    In an eye-opening video from I Give A Day off organization, where moms and maids or yayas were asked questions about their child/ward, it was shown that 74 percent of maids and yayas actually know their employer’s child more than the kids' moms do. Questions covered the child’s every day life such as who his best friend is at school, his favorite subject, and what he wants to be when he grows up, among others. In an effort to push for a legal day-off for house helpers in Singapore, the video, in effect, also urges moms to spend more time with their kids, even after a long day at work. (buzzflare.com)


    2. Scientists discover the real cause of asthma
    In a breakthrough discovery, scientists claim that they have found the root cause of asthma, which could pave the way for new treatment for the chronic illness. Researchers from U.K.’s Cardiff University found a protein within the airways, which they believe triggers all asthma attacks. Surprisingly, a drug that could deactivate the protein already exists, and sees development of new treatment five years from now. (dailymail.co.uk)

    3. Nikki Gil set to wed in November
    Singer-actress Nikki Gil revealed some details on her upcoming wedding with fiancé BJ Albert, such as that they’ve already set a date -- November this year -- and that the much-anticipated private wedding and reception will he held in Manila. She’s already looking for a ready-to-wear wedding gown like her friend Bianca Gonzales, and that Iya Vilannia is her matron of honor. Nikki and BJ got engaged last December. (abs-cbnnews.com)

    4. 100-minute-old baby is now U.K.’s youngest organ donor
    Newborn Teddy Houlston is now Britain’s youngest organ donor. He lived 100 minutes, but his kidneys and heart valves will live on by saving a man’s life. His mom, Jess Evans, was 12 weeks pregnant when she learned that one of her unborn twins had a fatal abnormality, and organ donation was an option she and fiancé Mike Houlston chose to take. Teddy was born suffering from anencephaly, a serious birth defect, which prevents part of the brain and skull from developing, and died on April 22, 2014. (people.com)

    5. Cobie Smulders opens up about her cancer diagnosis and recovery
    The “How I Met Your Mother” and "Avengers" actress recently revealed that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer eight years ago, around the third season of the hit TV show’s run. “I had tumors on both ovaries and the cancer had spread into my lymph nodes and surrounding tissues,” she said in an interview with Women’s Health. After several surgeries, she was left with a third of an ovary and was told that she wouldn’t be able to get pregnant naturally. Cobie is now a mom of two, and is creating more awareness about the fifth deadliest cancer among women. (people.com)

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