The delicate question of sexual indeterminacy at birth

LUCILLE CLERC Micro-penis, vagina shorter than the average and sometimes connected to the urethra, absence of uterus, clitoris of larger than average size, urethra placed elsewhere than at the end of the glans (hypospade), vulva presenting the appearance of ‘male external genitalia, hirsutism in girls, simultaneous presence of testicles and a vagina… These physical characteristics … Read more

On the automobile, the COP26 gives birth to a minimal agreement

No radical turning point for the automotive industry at the 26e United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Glasgow, Scotland. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cars quickly and strongly was, however, one of the four priorities of the British Presidency (with the end of coal, the protection of forests and climate financial aid). Las, Wednesday 10 … Read more

Forest fires linked to low birth weight in newborns

Journal Reference: Jiajianghui Li, Tianjia Guan, Qian Guo, Guannan Geng, Huiyu Wang, Fuyu Guo, Jiwei Li, Tao Xue. Exposure to landscape fire smoke reduced birthweight in low- and middle-income countries: findings from a siblings-matched case-control study. eLife, 2021; 10 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.69298 The study is the first to report a link between low birth weight and … Read more