Kids and vegetables

Kids and vegetables

We all know that we should be getting our kids to eat more veggies – particularly green ones – which are full of B vitamins, have anti cancer effects, protect against heart disease and help prevent obesity by being nutrient dense and calorie poor. Dr Valerie Duffy –...
Anxiety in childhood

Anxiety in childhood

three part series on anxiety – an incredibly common psychological problem that often goes unrecognised and untreated. This week we look at the time in life when anxiety often begins and is missed – in childhood. We meet a young boy who suffers from anxiety...
Adolescent depression

Adolescent depression

Depression is very common – a high percentage of us will experience it at some point in our lives. It often presents in adolescence, and the trouble with that is that it can be difficult to decipher between normal teenage angst and a depressive illness, making...
Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Vitamin D is in the news a lot these days – from heart health to bone health to risk of cancer, but what about pregnancy? There’s been a fascinating study of women who developed diabetes in pregnancy which found nearly half of them had low vitamin D levels, and...
Preventing strokes in women

Preventing strokes in women

Tonic’s Consumer Affairs reporter Karen Carey explains how what’s in your genes can determine everything from your susceptibility to diseases to what foods you like. Plus, how women can reduce their chance of having a stroke by doing exercise. Tonic TV |T-S003...
The future of immunisation

The future of immunisation

The future of immunisation: Immunisation is our most potent weapon for protecting and improving public health. With more infections threatening wide spread illness, what can we expect from immunisations in the future? Tonic TV |T-S002 |S02E06
Food fix – Healthy muffins for kids

Food fix – Healthy muffins for kids

Food Fix looks at foods that can help when it comes to your health. Children love sweet snacks, and it can be difficult to keep them away from the treats they want that are often packed with sugar, preservatives and food colourings. Nikki has the perfect solution in...
Anxiety in children

Anxiety in children

Part two of our three part series on anxiety – childhood Last week on Tonic we started a three part series on anxiety – an incredibly common psychological problem that often goes unrecognised and untreated. This week we look at the time in life when anxiety...
Chest pain in women

Chest pain in women

Question: If you’re a woman, what are you more likely to die from: breast cancer or heart disease? If you answered breast cancer you wouldn’t be alone, but in actual fact its heart disease by a country mile – women are five times more likely to die from heart disease...
Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Up to one in six women suffer from a condition that can profoundly affect their lives, yet many of them don’t know what’s wrong with them. When they see their doctor they don’t get the right diagnosis or help. Norman sits down with an internationally recognised expert...
Late talkers

Late talkers

Most children begin to speak within their first year of life, but many can be delayed, prompting parents to panic about learning disorders and developmental problems. So how do you know if your child will self-correct and ‘catch up’ or whether they need some help...
Postnatal Depression

Postnatal Depression

Postnatal depression is common in women after they’ve given birth, and it seems to make sense that if women receive professional support after giving birth it would reduce the chances of developing depression. However research at the Institute of Psychiatry in London...
Preventing ovarian cancer

Preventing ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancers there is and one of the deadliest forms of ovarian cancer is called high grade serous. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver have embarked on a game changing program, which could reduce...
Whooping cough is a serious disease

Whooping cough is a serious disease

Whooping cough can devastate individuals and families, and the biggest concern is tiny babies who are too young to be immunised. Casey catches up with a family who have seen the impact of whooping cough first hand and a doctor with some good advice on how to prevent...
New findings in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

New findings in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a common condition that affects people’s ability to complete tasks and stay focused. Parents of children with ADHD are driven nuts by their impulsivity and inability to control their own behaviour. World leading...
Testosterone for women

Testosterone for women

Many people aren’t aware of how important testosterone is for women, particularly when it comes to their sex drive. However there are risks and side effects, and women may end up with more ‘man’ than they bargained for. Female sexual dysfunction can be a loss of...
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...
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
New trials for childhood allergies

New trials for childhood allergies

There’s been a risky development in treating milk allergy with the offending substance – it’s one not to be tried at home Peanuts are probably what jump to mind first when you think of food allergy in children, but many kids also have problems with milk. While most...
Pregnancy and vitamin D

Pregnancy and vitamin D

A woman’s mental state can affect her periods and ability to conceive a baby. There’s an amazing communication system between a woman’s ovaries and her brain, but many will be surprised to learn the main action of ovulation actually comes from the brain, which is also...
Virtual sports

Virtual sports

Just what do kids (and adults) get out of those wireless sports games you can play in your lounge room? Is there significant calorie burn? Tonic sorts fact from fiction – and the results might surprise you. Tonic TV |T-S039 |S02E12
A safer way to take hormone replacement

A safer way to take hormone replacement

After trials conducted in the 1990s concluded that Hormone Replacement Therapy could potentially do women more harm than good, finding a trusted method of relieving the symptoms of menopause has become a trying task. This week we explore whether there’s hope yet for...
When  are you ‘past it’

When are you ‘past it’

Tonic’s resident sceptic Rich Brophy likes to think he’s still ‘got it’, and wonders – when do you officially become ‘past it’? Tune in to find out… Tonic TV |T-S011 I S02E08
Male depression

Male depression

Depression affects men and women differently, making it more difficult to identify and diagnose effectively in males. It’s estimated one in six men will suffer from depression in their lifetime – and far fewer are treated. Tonic speaks to Clyde Rathbone, a former...
Gynecological cancers in women

Gynecological cancers in women

In this special episode of Tonic, we explore a poorly discussed and misunderstood set of cancers which have an enormous impact on women, their partners and their families. Gynaecological cancers aren’t often spoken about, but include cancers of the uterus, the vulva,...
Pelvic Floor Exercise for men

Pelvic Floor Exercise for men

Most women are well aware of their pelvic floor muscles, they’re often encouraged to practice exercises to strengthen them in preparation for childbirth and to restore ‘what was’ afterwards. Now research is showing men should also be strengthening these muscles in...
50 years of the pill

50 years of the pill

The contraceptive pill is no stranger to controversy – over the years it’s been thought to cause everything from strokes to cancer, so what have we learned in fifty years? Ronald Burkman from Tufts University fills us in on what’s changed, what’s stayed the same and...
Immunisation is our biggest life saver

Immunisation is our biggest life saver

Immunisation – we often hear stories about side effects, so how safe are they really? Immunisation is one of the greatest advances in health and wellbeing, with millions of lives saved each year. New vaccines are emerging on a regular basis, so Karen Carey speaks to...