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Alcohol, drugs and the brain

They rewire your brain by changing how your genes work ANALYSIS | KARLA KAUN | Many people are wired to seek and respond to rewards. Your brain interprets food as rewarding when you are hungry and water as rewarding when you are thirsty. But addictive substances like alcohol and drugs of …

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NMS to begin distribution of vaccines to the last mile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  In line with the Government of Uganda’s commitment to increasing the availability of vaccines and improving cold chain capacity, the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has launched the ‘Vaccine Last-Mile Delivery’ program, where National Medical Stores (NMS) will deliver vaccines to the …

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Police impounds, destroys narcotic drugs worth sh2.9 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aviation Police (AVPOL) in collaboration with other security forces have impounded drugs worth sh2.9 billion shillings since the beginning of the year.  The most confiscated drugs are cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine that were destroyed at Nsambya Police on Friday. In the last 10 …

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IGP Ochola directs on plan to end drugs meant for health centres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola, has directed all commanders to swiftly curb the theft and selling of drugs meant for Ugandan health centers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. Ochola through the police’s Director for Operations Assistant Inspector …

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Police warn teachers about student gangs in Schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the third term commences, the police force has warned school administrators and parents regarding the increasing presence of student gangs. According to the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, several children have fallen victim to the gangs in schools but have chosen to remain silent. …

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Attorney General to re-table narcotic drugs bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has guided the Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, to re-introduce the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Bill, 2016, following its annulment by the Constitutional Court on 05 May 2023 due to lack of quorum. “Since the bill is …

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Prof Balunywa asks graduands to desist from consumption of drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Waswa Balunywa, the Principal of Makerere University Business School- MUBS has urged graduands to desist from consumption of drugs. Balunywa was on Thursday speaking at the ongoing graduation ceremony at Makerere University’s Freedom square. The fourth day of the graduation week saw only graduands …

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