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From MedCity News; December 31, 2014 10:20 am by Nicole Oran: http://medcitynews.com/

‘Tis the season to overeat and drink too much. We’re getting close to the end – the time when resolutions go into action and gym memberships skyrocket, but we’re not in the clear yet. Many people will partake in more than one or two adult beverages tonight for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Is there really such thing as a hangover cure?

“There are no hangover cures,” said Dr. George Koob, director of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Well, there you go. According to Reuters, Koob makes sure to point out that this issue is really about excessive drinking. Moderation shouldn’t be a problem.

“There are no medications that you can take for a hangover,” he added in an interview, “and we’re not putting any money into it.”

Maybe he’s not, but other people definitely are. There are many drinks, tablets or vitamins that claim to cure hangovers, even IV infusions.

Aspirin and Alka-Seltzer are other popular remedies. In Australia, high-dose, B-vitamin tablets have been used for decades. Researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, found that lemon-lime soda was effective in cutting the length of a hangover. They examined 57 beverages ranging from teas, herbal drinks and sodas.
Dehydration is definitely a component in the hangover situation, so drinking water in between alcoholic beverages is always smart, as well as the day after. But sometimes doses of H2O just isn’t enough for some people to get back into their normal groove again.

For a more expensive option than a water bottle, hydration clinics have sprung up in London, Chicago, Miami and other cities to provide intravenous (IV) fluids. For a fee ranging from $150 to $250, a doctor will attach clients to an IV containing saline solution with electrolytes, Vitamin B supplements and other formulations to help them recover from hangovers and jet lag.
So maybe there is no easy, sure-fire cure for the common hangover (at least not a cheap one), but you’ve got some options that could at least help out. Don’t forget to drink water tonight, folks!

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