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NII receives EARL accreditation as CoEhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7148NII receives EARL accreditation as CoEE ElsNII receives EARL accreditation as CoE
Future looks bright for Dr Lungiswa Nkonkihttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7145Future looks bright for Dr Lungiswa NkonkiJackie Pienaar-BrinkThe future looks bright for Dr Lungiswa Nkonki, a senior lecturer in the Department of Global Health at Stellenbosch University (SU), who has been selected as a participant in the Future Professors Programme (FPP).
Africa is way behind the curve in managing heart disease: here’s a new approachhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7136Africa is way behind the curve in managing heart disease: here’s a new approachDr Martin HeineThe burden of noncommunicable diseases in sub-Saharan African is growing because of factors such as demographic changes and increases in life expectancy. These diseases include heart attacks, stroke, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes.
World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their futurehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7125World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their futureFMHS Marketing & Communication / FGGW Bemarking & KommunikasieAs climate and commercial threats intensify, WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission presses for radical rethink on child health
Three FMHS researchers receive ‘Women in Science’ awardhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7112Three FMHS researchers receive ‘Women in Science’ awardSue SegarThree FMHS researchers recently did Stellenbosch University proud when they each received a 2019 L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science sub-Saharan African award.
Mind the (gender) gap in STEM fieldshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7106Mind the (gender) gap in STEM fieldsTashnica SylvesterWe need to embrace the opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.
Research delves into the mind of rapistshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7105Research delves into the mind of rapistsSue SegarNobody wakes up in the morning and says, ‘I want to rape somebody’. There are many external factors that cause a person to want to commit such an act – including stress and social isolation.
Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS riskhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7093Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS riskNIH Media Statement / NIH MediaverklaringChildren born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed or only exposed in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Cancer remains a formidable adversary that tests human resilience http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7079Cancer remains a formidable adversary that tests human resilience Vikash SewramTuesday (4 February) is World Cancer Day. In an opinion piece for News24, Prof Vikash Sewram from the African Cancer Institute, reflects on what still needs to be done to combat the disease.
FMHS shares information about coronavirushttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7070FMHS shares information about coronavirusFMHS Marketing & Communication / FGGW Bemarking & KommunikasieThe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University hosted a lunchtime seminar during which virology and infectious disease experts briefed the media, staff and students on the novel coronavirus.