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Gotta Hangover? Glory In Grease

When a headache the morning after a night of drinking hits, most people crave two things — grease and water. Though responsible drinking should always be exercised and shouldn't result in a hangover, sometimes negative effects result the next day. The consumption of alcohol causes the pituitary gland to block an antidiuretic hormone called vasopressin, which sends water to the bladder instead of using it for other purposes in the body. All those trips to the bathroom rob the body of water, salt and potassium. By the next morning, dehydration takes its revenge in the form of a pounding head and queasy stomach. University of Idaho students say they have found refuge in foods at various restaurants around Moscow, including fast food like McDonald's and Taco Time/Kelcie Moseley, UIdaho Argonaut. More here. (SR file illustration)

Question: What's your best cure for a hangover?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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