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Botox, Covid-19 and pregnancy, Tidying and decluttering, Debora Harding

What do we know so far about Covid, clinically and scientifically, in women, including those who are pregnant? Debora Harding talks about her memoir, Dancing with the Octopus

What do we know so far about COVID – clinically and scientifically – in women, including those who are pregnant. Jane talks to Professor Louise Kenny a clinical academic from Liverpool Women’s Hospital
We’ve all heard of ‘tidy desk, tidy mind’ but is there any truth in the well-known phrase? With all of us spending more time at home during lockdown, many people used that time to have a clear out and get rid of some clutter. After so many TV shows appearing where we watch people tidy others’ houses, we ask why tidying up is so satisfying and if the amount of clutter we have in our homes can affect our mental health.
Now that non-invasive cosmetic procedures are able to resume operating after lockdown, are treatments such as Botox being normalised? We take a look at the trends over time and speak to a regular Botox user about how people’s attitudes to Botox are changing.
It was watching Christine Blasey Ford testify against Brett Kavanaugh that finally convinced Debora Harding that she needed to write her own memoir. The result, Dancing with the Octopus: Telling of a True Crime. The book tells the story of Debora’s kidnap and rape at the age of 14 in Omaha, USA and the aftermath while living in a dysfunctional family. Debora talks to Jane about reckoning and recovery, the long terms effects of trauma, being a survivor of violent crime and how our families shape us.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Interviewed guest: Professor Louise Kenny
Interviewed guest: Rachel Burditt
Interviewed guest: Heather Sequeira
Interviewed guest: Mel Abbott
Interviewed guest: Alice Hart-Davis
Interviewed guest: Debora Harding
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

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  • Mon 7 Sep 2020 10:00

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