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New study says knocking back two beers offers better pain relief than paracetamol

Ever woken up after a big night and questioned whether you should pop a Panadol or just go for some hair of the dog instead? Same. 

A new study shows that drinking two beers is a more effective way to ease pain than dabbling with codeine or paracetamol-based pain killers. 

 

Researchers (aka alcoholic nerds) at the University of Greenwich found a blood alcohol content of .08 percent produced a small rise in the pain threshold. 

 

“Findings suggest that alcohol is an effective analgesic that delivers clinically-relevant reductions in ratings of pain intensity," reads the study. 

 

 

I, for one, am glad that the scientific community is finally putting their talents to good use.  

The more you know, the more you grow. Find some great places to get a beer here.