Hiccups are involuntary spasms of the diaphragm and respiratory organs.
Sometimes, they just go away immediately. But sometimes it could take a long while.
Young women are almost twice as likely to be struck down by mental illness during adolescence as young men, according to an eye-opening Australian study.
The joint report, commissioned by Melbourne's Mission Australia and Sydney's Black Dog Institute, found Australia's 15 to 17 year olds showed signs of heightened psychological problems.