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Fil-Am transgender model talks paranoia, coming out

Filipino-American transgender Geena Rocero shows a picture of her as a little boy wearing a “Katipunero” attire. Screengrab from TED Talks Youtube account.

Filipino-American model Geena Rocero, who came out as a transgender last March, revealed that she admitted the truth because she was “paranoid” that she’d be found out.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

What is complex odontoma?

In this photograph taken on July 22, 2014, Indian dentists display teeth removed after operating on seventeen year old Ashik Gavai at JJ Hospital in Mumbai.  Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city's JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar told AFP. AFP

The United States’ National Center for Biotechnology Information defines complex odontoma “as an agglomerate of all the dental tissues that are characterized by normal histodifferentiation but abnormal morphodifferentiation producing little or no resemblance to normal tooth form.”

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

1 of 10 Filipino couples have infertility problems—survey

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Fertility rates are declining globally, but it is happening at a faster rate in Asia than in other regions. In the Philippines, one in 10 Filipino couples are facing the challenge of conceiving a child.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Kim Atienza shows the way back to wellness


It may be cliche, but the saying “Health is wealth” holds true for former politician turned television personality and stroke survivor Kim Atienza.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘White Christmas’ in Baguio


A white Christmas is far from a Filipino Christmas, but there was a snowman display at Manor Hotel in Baguio last Christmas that caught Alice Pascual’s fancy.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »