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Mia Wasikowska, Testing Babies for foetal alcohol syndrome, Teen diaries

May 10th, 2016

Episode 574 of 985 episodes

Mia Wasikowska and producer, Susanne Todd on their latest film - Alice Through the Looking Glass. A new public health research project in Glasgow is testing babies for alcohol after researchers found signs that pregnant mothers from all walks of life are drinking regularly. Jane is joined by Consultant Neonatologist Dr Helen Mactier, project leader, and Clare Murphy, Director of External Affairs from BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) who explains her concerns. In her latest novel, bestselling historical author Alison Weir brings to life the story of Katherine of Aragon. This is the first book in her new series, Six Tudor Queens, where she gives voice to each of Henry's wives. She talks to Jane about exciting new research on Katherine of Aragon and explains why Katherine of Aragon is such a compelling and indomitable character. Some listener stories about teen diaries. Christine Mills who set up Hope for Tomorrow, a charity which runs Mobile Chemotherapy Units. Founded after Christine lost her husband David to the disease, the charity has won a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category.

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