Chronic hiccups and how to stop them

Hiccups lasting longer than 48 hours are defined as chronic hiccups. Chronic hiccups are a rare medical occurrence that can interrupt daily life and cause health problems. Sleeping and eating adjustments are often needed to cope with the condition. The cause is not always apparent, but chronic hiccups are often related to an underlying medical issue. In…

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Could altered gut bacteria be a cause?

What causes chronic fatigue syndrome? The answer to this question continues to baffle researchers, so much so that some have even questioned whether the condition exists. Now, a new study by researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, may have shed light on a biological cause, after finding that patients with chronic fatigue have an…

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome Certain medical conditions such as wrist injury and excessive repetitive movements of the arms, wrists or hands can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Pregnancy can also cause carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is the passageway in the hand made up of the arching carpalbones (eight bones in the wrist) and the ligament connecting the pillars of the arch….