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Kiruddu Hospital registers surge in alcohol related illnesses

Kiruddu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiruddu General Hospital has registered a surge in the number of patients with alcohol related illnesses because of the lockdown which started in March 2020. Despite the closure of pubs, doctors at Kiruddu General Hospital say there is an increase in the number of …

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After a long day of lockdown, how ‘essential’ is a drink?

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  Some countries have banned alcohol, others say liquor shops are essential services, and one top official even suggested a tipple after another long day trapped at home can be a necessary restorative. The debate around alcohol and the coronavirus pandemic touches on issues of health, the …

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Alcohol, drug abuse leading cause of mental illness- Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alcohol and drug abuse are the leading cause of mental ill health, a new report by TRAC FM has revealed. The study titled- ‘Disability Rights in Uganda-A Community Perspective’ was carried out by the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda-NUDIPU in collaboration with TRAC …

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This water hydrates and gets you drunk!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pura Still is being advertised as the first spiked water that doesn’t need bubbles to keep things interesting. It’s still, but definitely not flat as it has an alcohol content of 4.5% by volume. Pura Still by FIFCO USA, formerly North American Breweries, targets the …

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Fatty foods and alcohol

Why do you crave fatty foods after drinking even when you know it’s a bad combination? Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | You know the drill: You’ve been good all week, watching what you eat. So you accept that happy hour invitation from your co-workers to have a few drinks on Friday …

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Scientists create tiny booze detector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists have created a tiny new sensor that can continuously monitor levels of alcohol in the blood. The device, which measures roughly one cubic millimeter, is injected beneath the skin and can be linked up to a smartphone. Alcohol levels in the blood can …

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