There’s no more need to reach for those wacky products that claim to cure your hangover because chances are, you’ve had the real cure in your cupboard all along. Science has officially confirmed that coffee and aspirin are all you need to sooth your head after a hard night of partying.
They found that the caffeine in coffee and the anti-inflammatory ingredients of aspirin and other painkillers reacted against the chemical compounds of ethanol, or pure alcohol. Ethanol brings on headaches because of a chemical, acetate, which produces different levels in people affecting some more than others.
Professor Michael Oshinsky, of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, induced headaches in rats using small amounts of ethanol. He then gave them doses of caffeine and anti-inflammatories and found that it blocked the acetate and relieved the headaches.
This is probably like hitting the lotto for some of your lushes out there. Happy trails but still be safe. [Telegraph]