Home > Medical > Tests and procedures Tests and procedures All sections in Medical » All Diseases » All Symptoms » Medical Schemes » All Medications Tests and procedures Surgeons use 3D printing to fix serious skull defects At the Tygerberg Academic Hospital, a team of surgeons performed life-changing operations on two African girls with serious skull defects. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Japanese researchers target 3D-printed body parts Japanese scientists say they are on their way to being able to create custom-made skin, bone and joints using a 3D printer. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Scientists using stem cells to create body parts Laboratories around the world are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab, using stem cells. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures 'Plaster' device to monitor Parkinson's patients A new method for monitoring 'movement disorders' like epilepsy and Parkinson's disease involves a device as big as a plaster which tracks patients' muscle activity. See all Tests and procedures » Take action Watch: 450kg man admitted Charlotte Maxeke hospital Caught on tape: Anaesthesiologist mocks patient Tests and procedures Portable X-ray services becoming more common Proponents of home X-ray services say they help frail patients avoid difficult and potentially hazardous trips to the hospital. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Photo-sharing app for medics available in SA Dr Joshua Landy, co-founder of 'Figure 1', answers some questions on the app. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Scientists rebuild thymus in mice – hope for humans A University of Edinburgh team rebuilt the thymus – an organ central to the immune system – of very old mice, which may pave the way for similar techniques to be used in humans. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures New iPad app to record data at Groote Schuur Canadian surgeons have collaborated with Groote Schuur Hospital to successfully develop an iPad app for capturing trauma patient data. See all Tests and procedures » advertisement From our sponsors Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Up for grabs » Win with NuSeed Win with MySmartkid Win a Canderel hamper Win a LED 3D smart TV Stand a chance of winning a Samsung UA55H8000 Smart 55 inch Curved LED TV valued at R20 000 from Save Hyper! Medical marijuana » 'I used cannabis oil to cure my cancer' Could your doctor could be high? Dagga in medicine? Medicinal dagga: the dangers can't be ignored There is not sufficient evidence to support the potential medicinal benefit from cannabis use cautions an academic from Stellenbosch University.