Risk Factors for Dementia

Risk Factors for Dementia

As more research is conducted focusing on dementia, we are learning more about the risk factors and what we can do to minimize our risk. The evidence is showing that many of the risk factors occur in mid-life, and to effectively lower your risk of dementia you need to...
Dementia and Brain Changes

Dementia and Brain Changes

Dementia will touch the lives of almost every Australian at some time in their life, either as a person with dementia or as a family member or carer. We investigate the latest evidence on what causes dementia. Tonic TV | T-S154 | S06Ep07
PTSD and Heart Attacks

PTSD and Heart Attacks

This segment focuses on the astounding statistics about the chances of developing debilitating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from common medical emergencies. With Karen Carey. Tonic TV | T-S152 | S05E06
Targeted cancer treaments

Targeted cancer treaments

The laboratory revolution helping us learn why drugs work in some people but not in others Norman speaks to Professor Alan Shuldiner from the University of Maryland about testing whether medicines will work on people by testing their genes. It’s called...
Sleep problems – What other problems can snoring cause?

Sleep problems – What other problems can snoring cause?

Snoring keeps your partner awake all night and means they’re grumpy in the morning – but could snoring be causing more problems when it comes to your health? Casey Beros heads to the Baker IDI Institute in Melbourne to find out about the link between snoring and a...
Reducing your blood pressure

Reducing your blood pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most potent risk factors around, causing heart disease and in particular stroke. Getting yours down and keeping it there is really important, and there are various ways to do that – Norman has some tips and tricks to help. Tonic TV...
Looking after your chronic illness

Looking after your chronic illness

We use management skills on a day-to-day basis. We manage our needs, our family’s needs, our careers and finances – all while trying to balance working hard and having some fun. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to managing a chronic illness there’s a growing...
Exercise to prevent dementia

Exercise to prevent dementia

Regular aerobic exercise, such as jogging, cycling and swimming, has countless benefits for your health, but what not many people realise is that it might also improve brain function and can help prevent the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s...
Complimentary treatments for people with cancer

Complimentary treatments for people with cancer

Acupuncture and yoga for cancer – Complimentary treatments There’s not a huge amount of scientific research into complementary therapies, especially in the field of serious illnesses like cancer. However that is slowly changing, and Tonic recently travelled to...
Communicating your pain

Communicating your pain

It is important to be able to be able to communicate to your doctor what level of pain you are in, and what type of pain you have, in order to get the right treatment for your type of pain. Karen Carey discusses the challenges of communicating pain with Dr Michael...
Sleep problems and type 2 diabetes

Sleep problems and type 2 diabetes

Snoring keeps your partner awake all night and means they’re grumpy in the morning – but could snoring be causing more problems when it comes to your health? Casey Beros heads to the Baker IDI Institute in Melbourne to find out about the link between snoring and a...
Obesity and your brain

Obesity and your brain

Being obese can have a number of harmful effects on your body – from cholesterol problems to diabetes right through to things like strain on the joints and osteoarthritis, but what about the brain? Research from the University of California suggests the amount of...
Prostate cancer tests

Prostate cancer tests

There’s a link between the density of men’s bones and their prostate gland, which has given researchers have a clue that could give them the ability to predict high risk prostate cancer 20 years before it occurs Prostate cancer is extremely common, in fact most...
When is it right to stent a blocked artery?

When is it right to stent a blocked artery?

One of the commonest procedures performed around the world is called stenting. It’s where doctors open up a blocked artery in the heart by inserting a slither of metal into the artery to keep it open. However, there are allegations that far too many stents are being...
Tests for Alzheimer’s disease

Tests for Alzheimer’s disease

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s earlier, new tests and what they mean for the public There are a lot of conditions that cause memory loss, but Alzheimer’s is probably the one that worry people most. There’ve been recent developments in testing, but is the ability to diagnose...
Knee arthroscopy for arthritis

Knee arthroscopy for arthritis

Thousands of Australians go under the knife every day, but there are some common surgeries that often get questioned in terms of their necessity. Knee arthroscopy surgery is one of them, and more than 100,000 of the procedures are performed each year in Australia...
What puts you at risk of dementia?

What puts you at risk of dementia?

Research from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has given us another reason to not let those added kilos creep on over the years – being overweight or obese in midlife can increase your risk of dementia in later life. Casey sits down with world expert Professor...
Elixir of youth

Elixir of youth

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was an elixir of youth? We already know that things like exercise and a low calorie diet can keep us looking and feeling younger longer, but research at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota has found the biological...
Breast Tenderness

Breast Tenderness

Breast tenderness is a common symptom for many women, particularly around menstruation and pregnancy. But research is showing that for older women taking Hormone Replacement Therapy, HRT, breast tenderness could be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, and...
Hidden causes of obesity

Hidden causes of obesity

For some people the obesity epidemic is easy to explain, we’re sitting around too much and eating far too many calories. Others argue there’s more to it. Casey sits down with Dr Susan Sumner, a US researcher who’s investigating what might explain the differences in...
Facts about ovarian cancer

Facts about ovarian cancer

Casey explains what ovarian cancer is and the risk factors associated with it. Tonic TV |T-S007 |S01E08
Lose weight – what works

Lose weight – what works

Do diet products work, and are they safe? And – bariatric surgery, what’s the deal? At any time between 25% and 40% of us are trying to lose weight. Appealing to that desire is an enormous industry churning out products to help us – but do they work, and are...
Preventing dementia

Preventing dementia

Norman explains recent findings that may help ward off dementia. Tonic TV I T-S011 I S01E06
Food to fight prostate cancer

Food to fight prostate cancer

When somebody develops cancer they often wonder if there’s something they could change in their diet to help control the tumour. Some exploit that by inventing mad diets which can do a lot of harm, but research at the University of California, Los Angeles, is finding...
Medication errors

Medication errors

Every year millions of people suffer adverse medicines events that lead to harm, hospitalisation and sometimes even death, and the worst thing is that most of these events are preventable. It’s important you know what you’re taking, why you’re taking it and how to...
Medication and your genes

Medication and your genes

Pharmacogenomics is the ethnical term for the way individuals respond to medicines depending on their genes. It has the potential to save money and also to save lives, and for people for cancer it could identify the treatment that can kill the cancer before the cancer...
Planning on ageing

Planning on ageing

We are living for longer than ever before, thanks to improvements in medical technology and the demise of many past epidemics. Obvious benefits aside, planning for this is a complex issue, and one that many researchers around the world are focused on. Casey Beros sits...
What are generic medicines

What are generic medicines

Generic medicines can be confusing. Tonic’s consumer affairs reporter Karen Carey sorts fact from fiction.
What actually is a medicine

What actually is a medicine

Most people think of medicines as a pill given to you by your doctor – but medicines come in all forms and it’s important to know not only what you’re taking but why you’re taking it. Tonic’s Consumer Affairs reporter Karen Carey explains what constitutes a medicine...
Prostate Cancer and Lifestyle

Prostate Cancer and Lifestyle

“More and more men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer because they’re being screened by their GP. But the big question is which prostate cancers need active treatment and how aggressively. Lorelei Mucci and her colleagues at Harvard School of Public Health...
Types of Dementia – Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia

Types of Dementia – Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia

Dementia is a group of diseases, involving loss of memory, cognitive function and behavioural change. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s and the second most common is vascular dementia. We investigate how these types are different, both in terms of...
Carer challenges – Help for Carers

Carer challenges – Help for Carers

For every person with dementia, there is usually 3 or 4 people who are involved in the care. Carers have a crucial and under recognised role in keeping people with dementia out of hospital and well cared for in the home. Tonic TV | T-S160 | S06Ep07
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