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Hiccups for a Month? It Can Happen

Posted 3 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 – Short-lasting hiccups are annoying enough, but some people get hiccups that last longer a month or more. The longest recorded case? An Iowa farmer had hiccups continually for 69 years and nine months, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. In most cases, persistent hiccups (two days or more) and intractable hiccups (a month or more) are associated with underlying ...

Health Tip: What's Up With Hiccups

Posted 29 May 2018 by Drugs.com

-- A hiccup is an involuntary movement of the diaphragm, followed by a quick close of the vocal cords, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Typically coming in spurts, a hiccup may be triggered by: Eating too much or too quickly. Eating spicy food. Drinking alcohol. Drinking a carbonated beverage. Conditions that irritate nerves that influence the diaphragm. Feeling nervous or excited. ...

Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms

Posted 7 May 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 – Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, but many are unaware of warning signs and symptoms that are unique to females, a new study says. Of 1,000 women surveyed, only one in 10 was aware that hiccups that occur with unusual chest pain is an early warning sign of stroke in women, said researchers from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, in Columbus. ...

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