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05/07/2010

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Monday 05 July 2010

Presented by Jane Garvey. The actress Natascha McElhone on dealing with her husband's sudden death. Dr Miriam Stoppard and Clinical Psychologist Linda Blair debate the issue of adult nudity in front of children: Is it natural or could it cause developmental problems? Today marks the start of the first ever Childhood Obesity Week - we look at one programme helping parents and children turn their lives around and the quest for a male contraceptive pill - could it ever become a reality?

Chapters

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  • The First National Childhood Obesity Week

    An estimated three million children are overweight or obese. Jane hears from families; and talks to Tam Fry of the National Obesity Forum and Jacqui Lowdon, paediatric dietician.

  • Natascha McElhone

    The actress, Natascha McElhone, talks to Jane Garvey on coping with the sudden death of her husband, and why she was inspired to share her letters in a book.

  • The Male Contraceptive Pill

    Fifty years after women's lives were transformed by the Pill, Claudia Hammond, from BBC World Service's Health Check, asks why there is still no male equivalent.

  • Nudity and Children

    Should there be rules in the family about nudity? Jane Garvey discusses the issues with Dr Miriam Stoppard and clinical psychologist Linda Blair.

  • Natascha McElhone

    Natascha McElhone is an actress best known for films including the Truman Show and the American TV series Californication. She was away filming in LA, with her two sons and pregnant with her third child, when she received news that her husband had died suddenly of a heart attack at their home in London. In dealing with her grief, she began writing letters, telling him how she felt, and how the family were adapting to life without him. She joins Jane to talk about the experience and describe why she was inspired to share her letters in a book.
    "After You" by Natascha McElhone, published by Penguin.

  • Naked parents and naked children

    Are you comfortable being naked in front of your children? Do you mind if your toddler runs around in the nude? Some people are concerned that it sends confusing sexual messages or prematurely instils awareness of sexuality. So should there be rules in the family about nudity? Jane discusses these issues with Dr Miriam Stoppard and clinical psychologist Linda Blair.

  • Childhood Obesity

    It is estimated there are three million children who are overweight or obese in the UK. Many health experts say it’s a ‘ticking time bomb’. Today sees the launch of the first ever National Childhood Obesity Week. Health organisations and charities like the National Obesity Forum and the British Heart Foundation are calling on the government to set out its strategy for tackling the problem. Jane hears from families coping with obesity and is joined by Tam Fry from the National Obesity Forum and Jacqui Lowdon, a paediatric dietician.

  • Male Contraception

    Fifty years after women's lives were transformed for ever by the Pill, Health Check on the World Service asks why there is still no male equivalent. Jane talks to the presenter Claudia Hammond about her programme.

    Health Check is broadcast on Monday 5th July at 8.30pm on the World Service

    Health Check World Service

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