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The hangover cures

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Don’t take Tylenol. Eat food, drink lots of water and rest. That’s the boring advice offered in Smithsonian Magazine’s Surprising Science blog.

Time is the only real hangover cure.

Sorry.

The sad fact is scientists still don’t completely understand what causes a hangover.

One thing they do know, however, is acetaminophen is not your friend when your liver is trying to process all that booze you drank.

Hangovers have been a popular This Just In topic in 2013. In the first weeks of the new year, we’ll be looking back at some of your favorite posts. So why not start with something practical:

Which beer is more likely to land you in the ER? Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health decided to take a closer look

The beer hangover cure cooked up in Australia

It’s a light-bulb moment “on par with the discovery of penicillin,” swears Nell McShane Wulfhart, a 30-something travel writer. The ultimate hangover fix? Pedialyte Freezer Pops, she says …

Got a hangover? You’re stupid, study finds

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