Can you control your fat cells?

Can you control your fat cells?

Fat in our bodies is stored in fat cells. However despite worldwide interest in obesity, we know very little about these fat cells. We don’t know how many we should have in our body and whether that number gets bigger or smaller over time. If you suck the fat cells...
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...
Food Fix – Asian chicken broth

Food Fix – Asian chicken broth

When we think of therapy we think of medications, but food can be therapeutic too. On this week’s Food Fix, a fantastic feel good meal that you can make when you’re feeling a little under the weather – don’t miss this delicious Asian Chicken Broth. Tonic TV |T-S038...
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...
Extreme moisturisation for skin problems

Extreme moisturisation for skin problems

We don’t often think about skin conditions as being so severe they can affect quality of life, but for many sufferers this is exactly the case, and if you think the constant itching, scratching and infected skin as well as sleepless nights is tough for adults, think...
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...
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...
Viewer question: honey and bacteria

Viewer question: honey and bacteria

Norman answers the question “Does eating honey have an effect on the natural bacteria on your bowel?” Tonic TV | T-S025 | S01E08
Hormone Replacement

Hormone Replacement

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...
How do twins develop?

How do twins develop?

Norman Swan explores the differences in twins’ development. Tonic TV | T-S015 | S03E12
Mental Health first aid

Mental Health first aid

One in two of us will develop a mental illness at some point in our lives – so you or someone you know will experience a psychological problem, which could be serious. You probably know how to do CPR, but do you know what to do in a mental health emergency? Mental...
What causes dizziness and vertigo

What causes dizziness and vertigo

Everyone feels dizzy from time to time. Some of us even get dizzy for fun, but it’s no fun when you have no control over it and it hits you out of the blue. It’s a horrible feeling as the blood rushes to your head or away from it – the world spins and you lose your...