Since for some people there can’t be a celebration without alcohol, it helps to know the dangers and steer clear of trouble or even death.

Dangerous Gin

Throughout the past years, alcohol has claimed more lives in Uganda than it has anywhere else. Apart from those who developed diseases out of too much alcohol consumption, dangerous local gins killed hundreds of people.

The gins packaged mainly in sachets killed a large number of people in Kampala, Mpigi and Entebbe, prompting the ministry then, to ban local gin packed in sachets. In Gulu, some people went blind after they allegedly consumed the waragi.

So, avoid the temptation to drink anything you are not sure is safe. Who knows some unscrupulous people could have hoarded the dangerous gin only to distribute it to unsuspecting people.

Old habits die hard

Over the weekend, people who quit bad habits tend to relapse. Former alcoholics are at the biggest risk. Whether you are sure you can never touch the bottle again, or not, it helps to completely avoid any situation that could tempt you to taste alcohol again. Face it, some people were just not meant to be alcohol consumers.

Read this and spare yourself the post-coital panic.  "Where is the condom?"

Before you panic:
"That condom is not lost forever," assures Dr Helen, a sexual health expert from Mulago. "Relax to prevent tensing up and down there and take 10 deep breathes to calm you.

Put one foot on the bath and squat down, tilting your pelvis upwards so you can reach the condom with your fingers. Or. Let your partner have a go at it.

Plan B:
See a Gynecologist or nurse and they can use a speculum to retrieve it. Also, its best to go within 72 hours of having sex so you can get emergency contraception and an STI test while you are at it.

"He's bleeding!"

Before you panic
Well, you are probably not the most panicked person in the room. He is. "It is probably a snapped frenulum (the ridge of skin that joins the head of the penis to the fore skin)," explains Helen.

Most shops are rammed with reveal-all fashion outfits that you want to wear but are afraid to try out because your tummy needs attention.

If you would to get a flat tummy fast, just follow our steps and banish your belly at a record speed.


Get fruity.
Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain that aids digestion. If one regularly drinks pineapple juice, it speeds up their metabolism. So, switch from orange to pineapple juice in the morning.

Curb carbs.
Potatoes, wheat and other starchy carbs produce gas long after we have eaten them. Danish researchers found that dieters who ate more protein and less carbs lost 10% more belly fat than those who ate carbs alone.

So, swap carbs for protein. But that doesn't mean you have to go the whole Atkins hog. Eat your normal amount and fill up on lean meat, fish and diary.