Tonic is intelligent TV for people truly interested in their health and wellbeing.
The show takes no prisoners in its quest for the truth when it comes to our bodies and the things we pay people to do to them. Tonic is about facts from the highest quality scientific evidence, which isn't always available to the public. It's a forthright program that challenges health myths and shows what works and what's a waste of time when it comes to our health. Tonic brings the world's leading experts together with real patient stories to give viewers a program that's easy to understand and compelling to watch.
Tonic Airs on ABC News 24 on Sundays at 7:30pm AEST
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Sunday 16 December at 7:30pm AEST on ABC News 24
This week on Tonic: Salivary diagnostics for pancreatic cancer. Norman speaks to Dr James Farrell of the University of California, Los Angeles about amazing new research that looks into potentially detecting pancreatic cancer in its early stages by examining people’s saliva. Also, what if we could slow the ravages of ageing and the diseases that accompany it? US researchers believe they may be in the process of doing just that by isolating and removing the cells responsible for ageing - Norman has the story. And we're all well aware of the health consequences of smoking yet so many people are still lighting up. Smoke free laws are one strategy aimed at minimizing smoking in public places to reduce the impact on our health but do they work? Casey speaks to Professor Richard Hurt of the Mayo Institute in Minnesota to find out.
Also this week, Tonic's fitness guru Geoff Brockenshire gives us a few tips on improving our balance and Nikki Heyder shows us a great way to start the day with a delicious banana porridge. Don't miss it...
If you missed an episode, you can view past episodes here or on iView.The Tonic Team