I realise that by sharing this, I'm wasting your time in the same way mine was wasted. But maybe there is something to be learned about how some people get scientific funding, and of how we are patronised on health matters by media types.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered that having a hangover doesn't affect when people next have a drink. Well, insert your own favourite three-word expression ending in the name of a Victorian literary detective. I would have thought there's actually an averaging out, with those who vow to lay off the sauce balanced by those who head straight back to the pub for the hair of the dog.
But in case this isn't enough to shock us with health-related novelty, the BBC, in their desire to inform and generally nanny us, feel obliged to give us some advice on how to avoid a hangover.
Apparently the trick is not to drink too much.
If only someone had told us this vital information before. I reckon there's been a conspiracy to keep this dangerous knowledge out of the public domain.