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Tygerberg’s new stroke care firing on all cylindershttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4959Tygerberg’s new stroke care firing on all cylindersCarine VisagieWith its unique approach and dedicated team of healthcare workers, the new stroke unit at Tygerberg Hospital is already making great strides in helping to address South Africa’s stroke burden.
Understanding random acts of violence http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4953Understanding random acts of violence Engela DuvenageWhy do some people commit violent crimes seemingly just for fun? Have they had particularly bad childhoods, or are they in some way "pre-programmed" to simply get their kicks from vicious aggression?
Course in Minimal Access Gynaecological Surgery in full swinghttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4947Course in Minimal Access Gynaecological Surgery in full swingCarine VisagieLaunched in April 2016, the new MPhil degree in Minimal Access Gynaecological Surgery (MAGS) is in full swing. And, according to programme coordinator Dr Viju Thomas, the first fellow is making great progress.
Research can help relieve chronic painhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4942Research can help relieve chronic painDr Alec BassonA researcher at Stellenbosch University has developed a set of evidence-based guidelines that will improve the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain, specifically in the South African context.
Gynaes in training swap lives via exchange programmehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4936Gynaes in training swap lives via exchange programmeCarine VisagieTo broaden their professional horizons, a gynaecologist in training from the University of Amsterdam recently swapped places with a registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology at Tygerberg Hospital.
How genomic techniques can pin down rare genetic diseases more quicklyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4930How genomic techniques can pin down rare genetic diseases more quicklyDr Craig Kinnear et al.With about 7000 diagnosed disorders across the world, doctors are often unfamiliar with all the distinguishing features of a particular condition or confuse the condition with similar genetic or acquired disorders.
FMHS Africa Day talks call for dialogue between generationshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4923FMHS Africa Day talks call for dialogue between generationsJackie Pienaar-BrinkDialogue between different generations needs to be continued as a matter of urgency. This wish was expressed during the Africa Day celebration at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University.
New treatment for teenagers with posttraumatic stress testedhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4918New treatment for teenagers with posttraumatic stress testedJorisna BonthuysResearchers at Stellenbosch University are studying new avenues of providing this essential psychological treatment in a violent society with a high exposure to trauma such as that of South Africa.
Contraceptives should be a choicehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4910Contraceptives should be a choiceLiezel EngelbrechtOnly about 60% of South African women of child-bearing age are using modern contraception methods.
SA team performs another successful penis transplanthttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4898SA team performs another successful penis transplantFMHS Marketing & Communication / FGGW Bemarking en KommunikasieA team from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Tygerberg Academic Hospital has recently performed a second penis transplant, making it the first medical centre in the world to successfully perform this procedure twice.