Aimee Mann; women at Davos; heavy periods.
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.
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.
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.
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.