Medical Myths II

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LexiMed Educates is going to take a look at some strange, funny and sometimes weird medical myths and the stories behind them. The Myth True or False? The facts…. Cold weather makes you sick. False Eyeing the dropping temps with trepidation since they typically trigger a cold or flu? Turns out, Mother Nature isn’t to […]

Medical Myths

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Every day advances are made in modern medicine to enable people to live longer, healthier lives. The internet has made medical information more easily accessible than ever before and people are becoming more aware of the importance of looking after their health. However, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Surprisingly, there are many […]

Pituitary Gland Disorders

The Human Brain

The Pituitary Gland The pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain, attached to the hypothalamus, which controls its function and is approximately the size of a pea.  Known as the master gland, it produces hormones that control other glands, and has a role in many body functions.   The pituitary gland is divided […]

Aspiration Pneumonia


Overview Aspiration pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs and airways caused by breathing in foreign material, either from the mouth or regurgitated from the stomach. The foreign material can be made up of oral or gastric content including food, liquid, vomit, saliva or nasal secretions. This can lead to significant infection in the lung. Causes […]


The Liver

Overview Cirrhosis is a chronic condition of the liver characterised by abnormal liver function and structure, as a result of damage caused by inflammation of liver cells. Inflammation and regeneration that is associated with dying liver cells leads to the formation of scar tissue. Surviving cells multiply as they try to replace dead cells, resulting […]