Aimee Mann; women at Davos; heavy periods.

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Grammy award-winning singer songwriter Aimee Mann on her weakness for charmers, Chinese entrepreneur Ping Fu on her journey from factory floor to head of her own US company, Diana Henry's tips for making gravlax, what will Davos do for women, and how a new study could change NICE guidelines on treatment for heavy periods.
Presented by Jane Garvey.
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

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Mon 21 Jan 2013 10:00

Power List : What will Davos do for women?

When the heads of state and global business leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum this week, what proportion of them will be women? What is the WEF hoping to achieve ? Is it any more than a talking shop? We discuss this with Helen Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister and the current Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Jane Martinson, Women’s Editor at the Guardian.

Ping Fu

During China's cultural revolution Ping Fu was separated from her parents at the age of eight and forced to live in a dormitory where she would attend study sessions of Mao's Little Red Book and work in the factories and farms. At the age of 25, she was expelled from China for reporting on female infanticide. With just eighty dollars, she moved to America to start a new life and is now and a leading entrepreneur and one of the few women CEO’s in technology. Bend, Not Break/A Life in Two Worlds by Ping Fu is published by Portfolio Penguin.

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann has been making music since the 1980s. She's also been named one of The Huffington Post's '13 Funny Musicians You Should Be Following On Twitter'. The Grammy winner and Oscar nominated singer talks about her new album Charmer and sings in the Woman's Hour studio. 

Aimee Mann performs at the Southbank Centre - Monday 28th January and Celtic Connections in Glasgow on the 30th January

Why the Mirena coil could be the solution to heavy periods

Heavy periods, or menorrhagia affects many women aged 25– 50 years and accounts for twenty per cent of gynaecological referrals in the UK. Now a new study, by the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham, has found that a hormone-releasing intrauterine device – the Mirena coil is a better treatment for heavy periods than conventional medication. Professor Janesh Gupta explains how his study could change NICE guidelines enabling more women to benefit from this treatment.

Paper: Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System versus Medical Therapy for Menorrhagia by Janesh Gupta

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