DailyDirt: Hangovers — Ain't Nobody Got Time For That
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Hangovers are pretty common for alcohol drinkers, but oddly, medical science doesn’t really have an exact cause for the phenomenon. Sure, there’s a bit of dehydration and trace amounts of toxic compounds from some alcoholic spirits, but brain inflammation from high alcohol levels seems to be just something that happens (pending further study). There have been some studies on hangovers, but no reliable cure just yet. If you want to try a few things that might work, check out some of the links below.
- The Hangover Club offers a service to deliver you a certified registered nurse and a drip bag that goes right into your bloodstream — that’s not at all guaranteed to cure a hangover or act as any kind of treatment for a disease. However, if you’re otherwise healthy, it won’t hurt (too much), and there could be some placebo effects mixed with some actual pain/nausea medications to relieve hangover symptoms. [url]
- A “drunken headache cure” written on sheets of papyrus in Greek has been translated. The treatment involves wearing a kind of wreath around your neck made up of twigs from a particular shrub. Yup. That’s probably 100% effective for a hangover. [url]
- Try preventing a hangover by just not drinking as much, and drinking more slowly and eating some food with your drinks. Duh. One drink per hour. And liquor before beer? Nope. [url]
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