New vaccine could cure alcoholism

31st January 2013

Scientists from the University of Chile are working on new vaccine which causes an immediate hangover when someone consumes alcohol.

The vaccine stops the liver from metabolising alcohol and could be irreversible for up to a year.

Any vaccinated person who drinks alcohol would experience severe nausea, accelerated heartbeat, and general discomfort.

Researchers are hoping to start human testing of the vaccine in November.

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