Which Of These Health Myths Do You Still Believe?
Hiccups may have the most mythical antidotes of them all. Scaring someone won't rid them of hiccups. Why? Hiccups are spasms of the diaphragm, and getting startled simply stretches this organ. Studies show this isn't a surefire way to eradicate pesky hiccups.
Check Out This Month's Most Popular Topic
25 Health Myths That Need To Be Debunked Once and For All
Key Facts In This Video
Swimming right after eating does not necessarily cause cramps. (0:30)
Cracking your knuckles does not cause arthritis. (4:08)
Most of your heat is not lost through your head—this myth began because your head is the least often covered by clothing. (5:03)