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Children and food allergies, 9/11 survivor Vanessa Lawrence

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 September 2011

Presented by Jane Garvey. New study into children and food allergies, 9/11 survivor Vanessa Lawrence talks about her experiences, we explore whether women's fiction is an outdated title in 2011 and as part of our Women in Business series we look at the importance of getting the right name for your business.

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  • I Survived 9/11 - Vanessa Lawrence

    On the morning of 9/11, artist Vanessa Lawrence was painting in her studio in the North Tower of the World Trade Centre. She tells Jane the story of her survival and its effect on her life.

  • Women's Fiction - What's Wrong With That?

    Is the term Women’s Fiction demeaning to women or is it a handy label for shoppers to find books they like? Claire Leigh, who complained about the use of the term and author Judy Astley join Jane.

  • Children and Food Allergies

    Jane is joined by Gideon Lack, Professor of Paediatric Allergy, King's College London and by Mandy East of the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

  • Naming Your Business

    Choosing the name for a business or product is often the first thing an entrepreneur will do, but how can you make sure it’s the right one? We talk to Julia Wild, MD of brand agency, Iconic.

  • I Survived 9/11 - Vanessa Lawrence

    Ten years ago, on the morning of 9/11, Manchester-born artist Vanessa Lawrence was painting the sunrise over Manhattan from her studio on the 91st floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Centre. As she came out of the lift onto the 91st floor, she felt the blast as the first plane hit. She battled her way down 91 flights of stairs and escaped, only to be caught up in the collapse of the South Tower. She tells Jane the remarkable story of her survival and the effect the experience has had on her life.

    I Survived 9/11: UK, a documentary about Vanessa’s story, and those of two other British survivors, is on the Bio Channel at 8.00 pm on Thursday 8 September.

  • Women’s fiction – an insulting term?

    The term ‘Women’s Fiction’ will no longer be gracing WH Smith’s shelves after two customers complained to their chief executive Kate Swann, appealing to her ‘in sisterhood’ to remove the term. Teacher Julia Gillick and policy advisor Claire Leigh complained to WH Smith after spotting a stand branded ‘Women’s Fiction’, which they felt was outrageous and offensive. So, is the term Women’s Fiction offensive and demeaning to women or is it a handy label for shoppers to find books they like? Claire Leigh and the author Judy Astley join Jane to discuss.

  • Children and Food Allergies

    What’s the best way to prevent food allergy in young children? Allergy rates in the UK seem to have risen significantly since the 1970s. A study currently under way (the EAT study) is testing the idea that our introduction of some foods into babies’ diets may be too little too late… So is the current thinking moving away from total avoidance towards introducing potentially allergenic foods into the diet at the right time? And how is the health profession currently dealing with allergy, given that new NICE guidelines on diagnosis appeared earlier this year? We’ll be hearing the latest of children and food allergy from Gideon Lack, Professor of Paediatric Allergy, King's College London and from Mandy East of the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

  • What’s in a name?

    Choosing the name for a business or product is often the first thing an entrepreneur will do … but how can you make sure it’s the right one? We talk to Julia Wild, MD of brand agency, Iconic.

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