New device hopes to make it easier to get rid of hiccups

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 11:44AM
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New device hopes to make it easier to get rid of hiccups

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 11:44AM

There's no denying that hiccups can be a real pain in the throat - they are annoying and sometimes exhausting as you try to get rid of them.

Everybody has their favourite cure, from scaring people to drinking a glass of water quickly. 

Well now one group of scientists have invented a new type of straw that they say stopped hiccups in around 92 percent of cases! 

Called “the forced inspiratory suction and swallow tool” (FISST), and patented as HiccAway, the rigid L-shaped straw is designed for people to sip a glass of water with.

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss how it works.

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