Bonnie Langford, UK, Ryan discussed on Woman's Hour
On the program, we're going to tell you more about a condition that often goes undiagnosed. It's called lipo Dima, which impacts one in ten people mainly women, and what it is is the build up of fat cells in the bottom, legs, and sometimes the arms. And up until recently, the most common type of treatment for this was liposuction, but due to safety concerns, it's used has now been stopped in the UK until further research is carried out. So we're going to hear from someone whose treatment has been stopped midway and the chair of lipedema UK. Bonnie Langford is a familiar face to many of us on TV and in musicals with an impressive portfolio of acting, singing and dancing under her belt. Well now she is marking 50 years in showbiz and we're going to have a catch up with her a little later. In our latest in the series of life after divorce, we'll hear from a man, we are calling Ryan about his divorce journey. He's in his 30s, with two little children. More than 40% of marriages end in divorce and most of us will have been affected by one. Our series is trying to open up a Frank and honest conversation about the process. And you might remember the anatomy of kindness here on radio four and the kindness test the world's largest study of kindness. When our researchers have found on average with some exceptions, people get kinder as they get older. These study from a group of academics in California has found that this change in mood is largely thanks to rising levels of oxytocin, which is often called a feel good hormone. So by doing more good, we create what is called a positive feedback loop. We want to hear from you. Do you recognize this in yourself as you age, are you becoming a more compassionate, kind and gentle person? What about others around you? There are various ways to get in touch with us. You can text us on 8 four 8 8 8, email us via our website or catch us over on social media at BBC women's hour. A leading scientist who investigates every maternal death in the UK says pregnant women have been an afterthought during the coronavirus pandemic, and that some of their deaths were preventable. Doctor Marion knight, who is Professor of maternal and child population health at the national perinatal epidemiology unit, says the latest data shows that there have been at least 40 maternal deaths from COVID in the UK, almost all were unvaccinated and more than half happened after pregnant women were advised to take up the vaccine. Professor knight joins me on the line now. Good morning. Thank you for joining us here on the program. Good morning..