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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Fashion’s Heavy Hitters Support Candidates With Cash

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Stacey Bendet

The founder, ceo and creative director of fashion brand Alice + Olivia has contributed to a number of Democratic candidates over the years, including $2,800 to Joe Biden in March 2020. Bendet also donated $2,700 to Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris in January 2019.

Chip Bergh

The president and ceo of Levi Strauss & Co. donated $5,000 to Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly in October 2019.

James Bersani

The president of real estate at L Brands, parent company to Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, contributed $1,000 in April 2019 to political action committee International Council of Shopping Centers, of which he has donated to every year since 2008.

Jeff Bezos

The founder of Amazon has a long history of donating to political candidates and political action committees. Although Bezos’ candidate contributions swing back and forth between the Democratic

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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.


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

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