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Hiccups refer to involuntary spasms of the diaphragm – the main muscle involved in breathing – followed by rapid closure of the vocal cords. This produces a distinctive “hic” sound at the top of the windpipe.
Researchers unravel the molecular origins of recombination in RNA viruses

Researchers unravel the molecular origins of recombination in RNA viruses

Microbiome startups promise to improve your gut health, but is the science solid?

Microbiome startups promise to improve your gut health, but is the science solid?

The pandemic made telemedicine an instant hit. Patients and providers feel the growing pains.

The pandemic made telemedicine an instant hit. Patients and providers feel the growing pains.

Researchers describe a new science-based intervention for hiccups

Researchers describe a new science-based intervention for hiccups

Yeast cell machinery seamlessly 'reads' the unnatural ingredients in the genetic recipe

Yeast cell machinery seamlessly 'reads' the unnatural ingredients in the genetic recipe

Colorado bill aims to give farmworkers easier access to medical care

Colorado bill aims to give farmworkers easier access to medical care

Analysis: Mounting pressure on China about Covid ‘lab leak’ could backfire

Analysis: Mounting pressure on China about Covid ‘lab leak’ could backfire

In Austin, some try to address vaccine inequity, but a broad plan is elusive

In Austin, some try to address vaccine inequity, but a broad plan is elusive

In Los Angeles and beyond, oxygen is the latest covid bottleneck

In Los Angeles and beyond, oxygen is the latest covid bottleneck

Persistent hiccups an unusual COVID-19 symptom

Persistent hiccups an unusual COVID-19 symptom

Abbott’s fast COVID test poses safety issues, lab workers say

Abbott’s fast COVID test poses safety issues, lab workers say

Hiccups in a newborn could mean their brains are developing say researchers

Hiccups in a newborn could mean their brains are developing say researchers

Getting new therapy to patients can be harder than putting a lander on Mars

Getting new therapy to patients can be harder than putting a lander on Mars

Varubi (rolapitant) approved to prevent delayed phase chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

Varubi (rolapitant) approved to prevent delayed phase chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

International consensus panel reviews new diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

International consensus panel reviews new diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

National survey shows that most women don't know risks or symptoms of stroke

National survey shows that most women don't know risks or symptoms of stroke

Study examines new Ebola Prediction Score

Study examines new Ebola Prediction Score

New study sheds light on linguistic characteristic of autistic children

New study sheds light on linguistic characteristic of autistic children

Rhode Island Hospital physician comes up with new diagnostic tool for Ebola virus

Rhode Island Hospital physician comes up with new diagnostic tool for Ebola virus

Ebola more likely to be fatal for young children

Ebola more likely to be fatal for young children