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Trial recommends shorter treatment for less severe TB in childrenhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7786Trial recommends shorter treatment for less severe TB in childrenFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Michelle GallowayA trial involving over 1200 children from four different countries has found that the vast majority of them could be successfully treated for TB in four months instead of the usual six months.
Training about stroke support urgently needed in rural areashttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7780Training about stroke support urgently needed in rural areasDr Alec Basson​​When we observe World Stroke Week (28 October ̶ 3 November) and World Stroke Day (29 October), we should also spare a thought for stroke survivors, their caregivers and community health workers (CHWs) in South Africa's rural areas who often lack the nec
Covid-19 and waste managementhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7777Covid-19 and waste managementFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Florence de VriesThe use of single-use items like nitrile gloves, disposable face masks and sanitiser bottles has surged in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Quintin the robot connects isolated Covid-19 patients with familieshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7762Quintin the robot connects isolated Covid-19 patients with familiesFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & KommunikasieQuintin the robot, who has been assisting physicians at Tygerberg Hospital’s Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU), is now also helping to put concerned family members in touch with ICU patients that have had to be isolated.
Can tea really lower your blood sugar? http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7763Can tea really lower your blood sugar? Hanél Sadie-Van Gijsen & Liske Kotze-HörstmannMuch more research is needed to determine if tea is effective as a treatment to reduce high blood sugar and to help manage diabetes.
World Food Day: Build sustainable food systemshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7756World Food Day: Build sustainable food systemsCorporate Communication & Marketing / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie & Bemarking [Alec Basson]Friday (16 October) is World Food Day. In opinion pieces for the media, experts at Stellenbosch University highlight the importance of building sustainable food systems especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two new student leaders on the Tygerberg campushttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7738Two new student leaders on the Tygerberg campusFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie - Sue SegarMbali Mkhonza was elected as chair of the Tygerberg Postgraduate Student Council (TPSC), and Kristin Arends is the new chair of the Tygerberg Student Council (TSR).
Mental Health Awareness Month: Improve access to affordable and effective treatmentshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7739Mental Health Awareness Month: Improve access to affordable and effective treatmentsJason Bantjes & Soraya SeedatOctober is Mental Health Awareness Month and on Saturday (10 October) World Mental Health Day was observed. In opinion pieces for the media, Profs Jason Bantjes and Soraya Seedat focus on how mental health challenges can be addressed.
Integrity of science crucial in pandemic timeshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7740Integrity of science crucial in pandemic timesWolfgang Preiser & Rika PreiserScholarly publishing needs to ensure high quality peer review and be prepared to sacrifice high scores on the public relations side in the interest of maintaining the integrity of science.
Innovative Covid-19 treatment saves lives and healthcare resourceshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7734Innovative Covid-19 treatment saves lives and healthcare resourcesFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Wilma StassenIn the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, doctors at Tygerberg Hospital implemented a daring, lesser-known treatment that not only bypassed the imminent ventilator shortage caused, but potentially saved thousand of lives.