The Trump administration is reportedly denying passports to — and in some cases jailing — Americans, accusing them of having fraudulent birth certificates

The Trump administration is reportedly denying passports to Americans on suspicion that their birth certificates are fraudulent. The government is cracking down on people whose birth certificates indicate they were born in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley area and we…

Study Shows That Soot From Polluted Air Can Reach the Placenta

The idea that air pollution can hurt developing fetuses in the womb is not controversial. But new preliminary research presented this week seems to provide direct evidence of how this damage can happen, via the placenta. Read more…

Your Friday News Briefing: Hurricane Florence, New York, ‘Predator’

Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wilmington, N.C., on Thursday.

‘Yes he’s alive but I’m not OK’: the bloody truth about childbirth

New mothers are sharing their horror stories online. But does talking about giving birth traumatise other women – or empower them? Clare Cashion was 28 weeks pregnant and just about to board a plane home from a family Christmas in Ireland when her waters brok…

Letter from Africa: Should Ghanaian women be limited to three babies?

Elizabeth Ohene considers the controversial proposal to limit women to having three babies in Ghana.

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