After a while, chronic anxiety can have an effect on… Your heart. Anxiety and chronic stress sufferers are more at risk for cardiovascular problems due to a constant increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure and overexposure to cortisol. According to the American Psychological Association , long-term stress can also lead to hypertension, arrhythmias and an increased risk for heart attack or stroke. Your lungs. Studies have shown that there is a relationship between those who suffer from anxiety disorders and asthma.
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And millions of customers have still not received emails warning them details were stolen – 24 hours after news of the security breach was leaked. The huge number of users trying to change passwords caused eBays servers to slow right down, leaving millions of accounts potentially open to attack. Chartered accountant Richard Murphy said: eBay say I must reset my password. When I try to they say that’s not possible because too many people are trying to reset their passwords. Twitter user TweetieKaz wrote: Went to eBay to change my password but couldn’t due to traffic… I hope I can get that done soon. As the Mirror reported on Wednesday, the online market place was attacked by cyber crooks in late February and early March, but eBay said it only became aware of the breach earlier in May. It said mountains of data had to be sifted before it could let its 223 million registered users know. User names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, dates of birth, addresses and phone numbers were all illegally accessed but the company moved to reassure customers no financial information was compromised. eBay also told customers to change log-in details on other websites where they use the same password.
Source: eBay cyber attack panic plunges site into near meltdown as users rush to change passwords – Mirror Online
Daniel Born/AP Photo Copy Another complication has temporarily halted the Oscar Pistorius trial, after the trial judge ordered Pistorius be sent for a mental health screening. The order was given after Dr. Merryll Vorster testified for the defense and said that Pistorius has general anxiety disorder, a psychiatric condition that could make the athlete more likely to fight a threatening situation than flee it. Get the Latest News on the Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial But experts say Pistorius will have to undergo extensive testing to be diagnosed with the condition. Youre looking for things that would supercharge that nervous system and leave it more vulnerable, said George Everly, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. You can have chronic exposure or traumatic event — either one works. Everly said some people with the disorder have a genetic history or have experienced traumatic events that make them hyper-sensitive to perceived threats.
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