A Shot of Liquor Could Save Your Brain

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A new retrospective study found that patients admitted to hospitals with traumatic head injuries had a higher rate of survival if they'd been drinking. Further study is warranted, though, before handing out Jell-O shots at the ER. [via Ars Technica]

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There *has* to be something to this. As many times as I've fallen down stairs, smashed my face into the side of trains (that happened *twice*), and otherwise abused my poor brain's chassis while in an utter drunken stupor, I *should* probably be a vegetable in a bed somewhere. But thanks to alcohol, I'm still (semi)lucid and have control of my limbs...more or less!