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Downsides of beauty: The risks of cosmetic surgery

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:44 PM

Sometimes there's a costly price to pay in efforts to be beautiful and to remain young-looking

Gary Valenciano discharged after heart surgery

May 14, 2018 - 10:43 AM

'Time to press the reset button... Just need time to recuperate quite a bit'

TIME TO GET BETTER. Mr. Pure Energy is recovering and doing well. Screenshot from Gary Valenciano's Instagram account

LOOK: Sharon Cuneta visits Gary Valenciano after his heart bypass operation

May 09, 2018 - 3:06 PM

'I am happy to let you know that God really pulled him through this delicate heart issue with favor and grace,' Sharon says of Gary V's condition

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May 08, 2018 - 6:40 PM

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WATCH: Gary Valenciano getting better after heart surgery

May 08, 2018 - 2:42 PM

'To all who have prayed for me I thank you from the bottom of this new heart of mine,' Gary writes

Robredo on West Philippine Sea, Cirilo Bautista dies, North Korea on U.S. | Midday wRap

May 07, 2018 - 11:24 AM

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Gary Valenciano recuperating after bypass heart surgery

May 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Gary says he found out about his heart condition while dancing with son Gab

Brains, eyes, testes: Off-limits for transplants?

Apr 28, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Experts say transplanting some body parts are 'currently beyond the scope of modern medicine' and raises ethical questions

FACE TRANSPLANT. A handout photo released by the Hopital Europeen Georges-Pompidou AP-HP on April 16, 2018 shows the face transplant on Jerome Hamon, a patient suffering from neurofibromatosis type 1. Photo by HEGP AP-HP/AFP

Arnold Schwarzenegger back home after heart surgery- spokesman

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The actor's spokesperson Daniel Ketchell says the actor is 'recovering at home in fantastic spirits'

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization on January 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for for J/P HRO Gala/AFP

Sharon Cuneta recovers after undergoing surgery

Apr 04, 2018 - 11:17 AM

The actress says she had a lipoma removed from the back of her neck

Schwarzenegger wakes from heart surgery declaring: 'I'm back!'

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:25 AM

The actor and former California governor is now in stable condition

HE'S BACK. In this file photo, actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the GQ "Men Of The Year" awards ceremony in Berlin where he was honored as "Legend of the Century." Photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Tiger Woods favored, but history against Augusta victory

Mar 30, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Woods won US Masters titles in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005, but his last top-10 finish at Augusta National was a tie for fourth in 2013

ANOTHER SHOT. In this file photo, Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 16th tee during the final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 18, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving out 3 to 6 weeks after knee operation

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:11 PM

A 6-week absence would see Kyrie Irving sidelined well into the postseason, which starts on April 14

SIDELINED. Kyrie Irving adds to the long list of NBA superstars who have gone under the knife this season. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Celine Dion cancels shows for ear surgery

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:18 AM

Dion, who turns 50 later this month, says she has been suffering from Patulous Eustachian tube, when a middle opening in the ear is abnormally open, affecting hearing

Neymar leaving hospital to begin rehab

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Will Neymar be able to catch PSG's remaining season or even be in shape at the start of Brazil's World Cup campaign in Russia?

FRACTURED. Brazilian superstar Neymar (R), is pictured next to his doctor Rodrigo Lasmar (L), upon his arrival in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil on March 2, 2018 ahead of an operation on his fractured foot. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Beauty comes with a price, plus tax

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions on the new excise tax on cosmetic surgery

'50-50 chance' Pingris will play in Christmas Clasico

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots' Marc Pingris is uncertain whether he'll be able to make an appearance after his kidney stone removal surgery

UNCERTAIN. Marc Pingris is uncertain in making an appearance in the PBA's Christmas Clasico. Photo by PBA Images

'Very strong lobby' vs cosmetic surgery tax in bicam, says Drilon

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:49 PM

The bicameral conference committee on the proposed tax reform bill is yet to finalize the issue, which is only present in the Senate version

Iman Shumpert to recover from left knee surgery

Dec 02, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Iman Shumpert might have to continue skipping games for a month or two

RECOVERY. Iman Shumpert will need to take some time off to recover from a left knee surgery. Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images North America/AFP

Senators exchange green jokes during debate on cosmetic surgery tax

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:15 PM

'Mr President, Senator [Richard] Gordon wants the exclusion of certain procedures which are related to his name,' Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says in jest, referring to Gordon's nickname

After heated debate, senators approve 10% tax on cosmetic surgeries

Nov 27, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'I cannot accept this, that we will not impose tax, especially when we read about some extravagant wedding abroad,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon during the debate, apparently referring to the lavish wedding of Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho

File Photo by Senate PRIB

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Xander Ford

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Formerly known as Marlou Arizala, Xander Ford talks to Rappler about his transformation, how he's been since surgery, and his plans for the future

Busting fat: What you need to know about liposuction

Oct 10, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Is lipo the easiest way to get a beach-ready body year-round?

The fairest of them all: What you need to know about skin whitening

Oct 09, 2017 - 2:45 PM

A look into the world of whitening products and procedures

The nose knows: all about rhinoplasty

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:00 PM

A plastic surgeon and a patient tell us all about this controversial procedure

'Marlou is dead': Xander Ford trends worldwide

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:32 PM

Marlou Arizala's transformation into Xander Ford shocks netizens and sparks discussions on bullying and acceptance

Ex-Hasht5 member Marlou Arizala unveils new look, new name

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Bye Marlou Arizala, hello Xander Ford

Madonna takes kids back to Malawi to open hospital

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:11 PM

Madonna opens the Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care which is named after one of her children

Kerr to miss NBA Cavs-Warriors Finals opener

May 30, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is still feeling the effects of his 2015 back surgery but plans to travel to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4

Tony Parker has successful surgery, no timetable for return

May 06, 2017 - 3:41 AM

The Spurs will have to look for another player to step up as the veteran Parker is ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs

INJURY LAYOFF. San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker will be out for the rest of the playoffs after suffering a ruptured left quadriceps tendon. File photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Clippers forward Griffin undergoes big toe surgery

May 02, 2017 - 12:42 PM

While the Clippers did not give a timetable for Griffin s recovery he is expected to return in time for pre season training camp in October

SURGERY. Blake Griffin undergoes surgery for his toe. File Photo by J Pat Carter / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Cavs' Andrew Bogut won't need surgery on broken leg

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Bogut breaks his left leg just moments into his debut with the Cavs but won t have to go under the knife

CAV DOWN. Andrew Bogut should be good to go by next season, but won't be able to help the Cavs defend their NBA title this year. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs' Gasol undergoes left hand surgery – reports

Jan 21, 2017 - 12:24 PM

ESPN said the timetable for Gasol s return could be 4 to 8 weeks while Yahoo said it could go as long as 6 weeks

Phoenix Suns Tyson Chandler (R) vies for the ball with San Antonio Spurs´ Pau Gasol (L), during an NBA Global Games match at the Mexico City Arena, on January 14, 2017, in Mexico City. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Kings' Rudy Gay out for season with ruptured Achilles

Jan 20, 2017 - 12:39 PM

The Sacramento Kings forward will undergo surgery complicating his impending free agent status

INJURED. Rudy Gay may have already played his last game in a Sacramento Kings jersey. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Southeast Asia's first heart transplant patient dies at 76

Jan 16, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Singaporean Seah Chiang Nee a former newspaper editor dies aged 76 in a local hospital on Saturday his wife Patricia Wong says

SEAH CHIANG NEE. This file photo taken on October 7, 2005 shows former newspaper editor Seah Chiang Nee smiling during an interview at his home in Singapore. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Imposing vanity tax 'discriminatory’ vs women – Quimbo

Jan 11, 2017 - 5:25 PM

House Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says excise tax is usually imposed on luxury items or those that pose health risks neither of which apply on beauty products and services

NO TO VANITY TAX. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo does not think the DOF should impose excise taxes on beauty products and services. Photo by Rappler

Scissors pulled from Vietnam man's stomach 18 years after surgery

Jan 03, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Ma Van Nhat only recently discovers doctors left an unwelcome gift behind when they closed him up after a 1998 surgery

LEFT BEHIND. This picture taken on December 31, 2016 shows a pair of scissors which was removed from a patient's abdomen after being left behind during a surgery 18 years ago, at a clinic in the northern Vietnamese city of Thai Nguyen. Photo by Vietnam News Agency/AFP

Clippers' Griffin to have knee surgery

Dec 20, 2016 - 11:55 AM

The arthroscopic procedure would remove loose material from Blake Griffin s knee with the 27 year old expected to miss 3 to 6 weeks

SIDELINED. Blake Griffin will undergo knee surgery and is expected to miss 3 to 6 weeks of play. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

War on drugs, PH economy, Miss Earth 2016 | 6PM wRap

Nov 01, 2016 - 7:51 PM

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Miss Earth Katherine Espín on Imelda Schweighart's 'plastic surgery' accusations

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:20 PM

I ve never done anything in my face Never says Katherine after former Miss Earth Philippines Imelda Schweighart tells fans that she had surgery done

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Wizards center Mahinmi out 4-6 weeks after left knee surgery

Oct 16, 2016 - 10:37 AM

The 29 year old Frenchman suffers a partially torn medial meniscus in the knee in a 100 79 pre season home victory over Philadelphia

SURGERY. Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi is expected to miss between 4 and 6 weeks after undergoing left knee surgery. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Matangos o pango: Picking one’s nose in the Philippines

Oct 12, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Lasco: Colonialism changed the way we looked at our faces and noses

Is Tiger Woods ready to return? The golf world wants to know

Oct 10, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Nearing his 41st birthday 14 time major champion Tiger Woods still ignites interest like no other golfer

BACK ON THE GREENS. Tiger Woods will be playing his first competitive tournament since multiple back surgeries. The question is, will he be the same Tiger? Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Surgery 'likely' for 76ers' top draft pick Simmons

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Sixers president Bryan Colangelo offers few specifics about the injury a fracture to the fifth metatarsal bone

INJURED. Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers breaks his foot during training. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Italy's Berlusconi comes through open-heart surgery

Jun 14, 2016 - 6:10 PM

UPDATED After the surgery Berlusconi is expected to stay confined in the hospital for several weeks

epa05346939 Forza Italia (FI) party leader Silvio Berlusconi at a polling station after during the municipal elections, in Rome, Italy, 05 June 2016. Others are not identified. Local elections are underway across Italy including mayoral votes in Rome, Milan, Turin and Naples. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI

Italy's Berlusconi to undergo heart surgery

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Berlusconi s doctor Alberto Zangrillo says the dysfunction is severe and there is only one way to correct it

HEART SURGERY. A general view of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy, on June 7, 2016. Photo by Mourad Balti Touati/EPA

Meet the doctor fighting to restore clitorises and pleasure after female genital mutilation

Mar 10, 2016 - 3:02 PM

She is one of only a handful of surgeons who performs this surgery on women who have suffered female genital mutilation FGM or cutting

PLEASURE DOCTOR. Marci Bowers restores sexual feeling among victims of female genital mutilation. Photo from

Black market hormones one of many hurdles for Thai transgenders

Feb 21, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Thailand has a large and visible transgender population and is one of the world s top destinations for sex reassignment surgery

TRANSGENDERS. Thailand's transgenders, often men who become women, are over-represented in the entertainment and sex industries. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Barry Manilow rushed to hospital, cancels shows

Feb 12, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The singer was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital due to complications from emergency oral surgery

BARRY MANILOW. The singer was rushed to the hospital due to complications in a previous oral surgery. File photo by Jens Kalaene/EPA

Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack out for season after knee surgery

Jan 14, 2016 - 4:23 AM

Jarrett Jack hurt his knee on January 2 against the Celtics but is expected to fully recover in time for next season

SIDELINED. Jarrett Jack's injury is the latest setback for the struggling Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Peter Foley/EPA