Hiccups - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Daniel
    • 08.10.06 | 20:23 (IST)

    This is really a potentially life-threatening medical emergency. When it does not stop, it may cause suffocation, emesis (throwing up) with aspiration (emesis going into the lungs) causing aspiration pneumonia - which kills. The study was published in a serious scientific journal of emergency medicine. I see no reason to ridicule this research. The other ones are admittedly funny.

    from the article: U.S., Israeli research team win IgNobel prize for cure for hiccups
    First published 00:00 06.10.06 | Last updated 00:00 06.10.06
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