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World Aids Day: It’s time to talk about children who are HIV-exposed and “HIV-free”http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8791World Aids Day: It’s time to talk about children who are HIV-exposed and “HIV-free”Amy SlogroveWednesday (1 December) is World Aids Day. In an opinion piece for Health24, Prof Amy Slogrove writes that children who are HIV-exposed and “HIV-free” should be fully incorporated in the global and South African HIV and child health agendas.
Final-year med student honoured for his performance, leadership and servicehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8786Final-year med student honoured for his performance, leadership and serviceFMHS Marketing & Communication / FGGW Bemarking en Kommunikasie – Sue SegarAzhar Adam Nadkar, a final-year medical student was recently recognised for a range of achievements, including being named as one of the top five medical students in South Africa by the Alliance of South African Independent Practitioners Association.
State-of-the-art biorepository a first in Africahttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8777State-of-the-art biorepository a first in AfricaFMHS Marketing & Communication / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Michelle GallowayThe brand new, state-of-the-art Biorepository Unit that was recently established at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences makes storage of precious biological samples safer, simpler and more affordable in the long term.
SU bursary a launch pad for successful career in sport physiotherapyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8773SU bursary a launch pad for successful career in sport physiotherapyFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Sue SegarA physiotherapy graduate from 2012 has been selected as one of the Mail & Guardian newspaper’s Top 200 South Africans for 2021, an honour which has led to him paying warm tribute to his lecturers and mentors at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Magnesium: an underrated mineral supplement for improved sleep and mental healthhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8774Magnesium: an underrated mineral supplement for improved sleep and mental healthHanél Sadie-Van GijsenAdding a magnesium supplement to your daily routine may help to relieve a variety of sleep disorders and improve your quality of life, health and mental wellbeing.
Innovative first-year med student launches ‘bot’ to recruit organ donorshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8772Innovative first-year med student launches ‘bot’ to recruit organ donorsFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Sue SegarThousands of people in South Africa are in need of organs to save their lives, and yet a miniscule percentage of the country’s population are organ donors. In fact, South Africa has one of the smallest organ donor populations in the world.
Newer, better laboratory tests key in battle against diabetes http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8752Newer, better laboratory tests key in battle against diabetes Annie Zemlin, Rajiv Erasmus & Tandi Matsha-Erasmus Sunday (14 November) was World Diabetes Day. In an opinion piece for Health24, Profs Annie Zemlin, Rajiv Erasmus and Tandi Matsha-Erasmus emphasise the importance of newer and better laboratory tests for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.
Stellenbosch-Tygerberg team first in SA to perform revolutionary prostate procedurehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8736Stellenbosch-Tygerberg team first in SA to perform revolutionary prostate procedureFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Ilse BigalkeA revolutionary procedure to relieve male urinary problems that was successfully performed for the first time in South Africa by a team from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Tygerberg Academic Hospital last week.
Top SU researchers receive NRF awardshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8731Top SU researchers receive NRF awardsCorporate Communication & Marketing / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie & Bemarking [Alec Basson]Seven prominent researchers at Stellenbosch University were honoured by the National Research Foundation (NRF) at the recent annual NRF Awards.
Better food, nutrition can help prevent non-communicable diseaseshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8721Better food, nutrition can help prevent non-communicable diseasesMatsepo RamaboliAfrica Day for Food and Nutrition Security was celebrated on 30 October. In an opinion piece for Cape Times, Dr Matsepo Ramaboli writes that Africans in urban areas need better food and nutrition to prevent non-communicable diseases.