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Heavy drinking is killing women in record numbers, and experts fear a coronavirus-related spike | Coronavirus

On her last day of consciousness, Misty Luminais Babin held onto hope. “I choose life,” the 38-year-old told her sister, husband and doctor from inside the Ochsner Medical Center ICU.

But her sister, Aimee Luminais Calamusa, knew it was a choice made too late. A former ICU nurse herself, she was trained to recognize signs of the end. Even after draining 3 liters of fluid from Babin’s abdomen, her liver — mottled and scarred by years of heavy drinking — couldn’t keep up. The fluid had started building up in her lungs and she gasped for air. Without oxygen, her other organs began to fail.

“When I left that day, I knew that would be the last time I talked to her, ever,” said Calamusa. “It was really hard to walk out that door.”

Babin died two days later, on June 14 of this year, after a long struggle with

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Katharine McPhee shows off wine gift and says ‘I won’t be drinking this anytime soon wink, wink’

She’s expecting a child with her husband David Foster, 70.

And on Friday afternoon, Katharine McPhee showed off a gift she received from Aperol Spritz, an Italian wine-based cocktail brand.

The 36-year-old singer and actress said as she showed off the gift and said she won’t be having this anytime soon, adding a ‘wink, wink,’ seemingly confirming her pregnancy.

Yum! Katharine McPhee showed off a gift she received from Aperol Spritz, an Italian wine-based cocktail brand  on Friday

Katharine said: I just came home and opened this gift from Aperol Spritz… it’s one of my favorite drinks and it reminds you of being in Capri.’

‘I won’t be drinking this anytime soon, wink, wink. But I’m very excited. Who’s coming over for an Italian inspired cocktail?’

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The gift contained the alcoholic beverage as well as sparkling water and two wine glasses.

The subtle comment

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Alcohol consumption has surged during coronavirus pandemic, especially ‘heavy drinking’ among women: study

It’s been a long pandemic, and American adults are bending an elbow more frequently than they did last year, a new study claims. The report also suggested that “heavy drinking” among women has surged 41% as the coronavirus crisis continues.

On Tuesday, the RAND Corporation released a study in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, highlighting changes in alcohol consumption among adults in the U.S. amid the ongoing outbreak, as compared to 2019.

In a survey of 1,540 adults on the “nationally representative” RAND American Life Panel, participants were asked to compare their drinking habits from spring 2019 (late April to early June) with those this spring (late May to mid-June).

The report also suggested that "heavy drinking" among women has surged 41% as the coronavirus crisis continues.

The report also suggested that “heavy drinking” among women has surged 41% as the coronavirus crisis continues.
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BINGE DRINKERS MAY STRUGGLE TO FEEL EMPATHY, STUDY SAYS

According to the findings, overall alcohol consumption shot up 19% among adults

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