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Study shows young women boozing like the boys

Paris, France | AFP |  Young women in Western countries have caught up with their male counterparts in drinking habits, according to research published this week. Women aged 18-27 years old have almost reached parity with men of their age group in three categories of drinking — the likelihood of …

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Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcohol

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any …

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VIDEO: Bill to regulate alcohol in offing

VIDEO: Members of Uganda’ Parliament have finalized drafting of the alcohol bill 2016. Legislators led by Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze intend to regulate companies dealing in the manufacturing and consumption of alcohol. Share on: WhatsApp

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Butabika’s surprising oasis of silence

National mental health hospital offers serenity treatment to tortured souls Healthcare in Uganda is generally underfunded. But it is worse for mental healthcare. In the 2015/16 Financial Year, health generally was allocated only 5% of the budget. Of that, mental healthcare took just 01%. Despite the little money it receives, …

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