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...
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...
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...
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...
Sleepy teenagers

Sleepy teenagers

New research is explaining why many adolescents have trouble sleeping and need to be dragged out of bed in the morning, and what impact it’s having on their lives and their behaviour. Tonic TV | T-S97 | S02E09
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...
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