Woman's Hour

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Jenna Coleman, Women and Olympics, Calcium Supplements

August 22nd, 2016

Episode 666 of 985 episodes

Jenna Coleman on her new TV role as young Queen Victoria . After the Olympics triumph for so many sports women, will they continue to remain visible? Jane speaks to Sarah Shephard Features Editor at Sport Magazine. The psychological pressures faced by young people who come out as gay, lesbian and bisexual. Jane is joined by Matthew Todd, the Editor of Attitude magazine, whose new book, Straight Jacket: How To be Gay And Happy, tries to break the silence around the anxiety, depression and addiction that they experience. A study suggests that calcium supplements may increase dementia risk for stroke survivors. Jane speaks to Professor Tahir Masud, from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust about what this means for women who take calcium supplements. Sian's story: the first in a series in which women describe how their creativity has helped them deal with serious illness. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Caroline Donne.

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