Teen’s Death Linked to Caffeine-Induced Heart Failure
Monday, May 22, 2017

Sixteen-year-old David Allen Cripe collapsed at school after drinking a McDonald’s latte, a large diet Mountain Dew, and an energy drink in just under two hours. He was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead two hours later. Cripe didn’t have a diagnosed heart condition and had no family history of heart problems, but the excessive amount of caffeine triggered a sudden cardiac arrhythmia (an abnormal heart rhythm). During an arrhythmia, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the brain and other organs, which can cause them to shut down. Doctors say 12- to 18-year-olds shouldn’t drink more than 100 milligrams of caffeine per day (about one cup of regular coffee) and should avoid energy drinks altogether. .. read more..

Massive Cyberattack Creates Worldwide Chaos
Monday, May 15, 2017

This weekend, a ransomware virus called WannaCry attacked Windows systems around the world. In a ransomware attack, a user’s files are encrypted and the attacker demands money to unlock them. The WannaCry attack spread quickly, infecting more than 70,000 machines in hospitals, schools, banks, government offices, and companies. Unlike other ransomware viruses, which are typically spread by clicking an infected link, WannaCry took advantage of a security flaw in older Windows XP and Windows 8 software. A 22-year-old cyber security researcher in England helped to slow the attack, but experts say the cyberattacks will continue. If you’re running a computer with Windows, you should update your software immediately. Although Mac and Android devices weren’t hit by this attack, it’s a good idea to keep those operating systems up-to-date too. .. read more..

Massive Cyberattack Creates Worldwide Chaos
Monday, May 15, 2017

This weekend, a ransomware virus called WannaCry attacked Windows systems around the world. In a ransomware attack, a user’s files are encrypted and the attacker demands money to unlock them. The WannaCry attack spread quickly, infecting more than 70,000 machines in hospitals, schools, banks, government offices, and companies. Unlike other ransomware viruses, which are typically spread by clicking an infected link, WannaCry took advantage of a security flaw in older Windows XP and Windows 8 software. A 22-year-old cyber security researcher in England helped to slow the attack, but experts say the cyberattacks will continue. If you’re running a computer with Windows, you should update your software immediately. Although Mac and Android devices weren’t hit by this attack, it’s a good idea to keep those operating systems up-to-date too. .. read more..

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