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Bill O'Reilly celebrates post-controversy ratings spike

Business News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:00
Bill O'Reilly gave a winner's smile Tuesday as he shrugged off recent claims that he had exaggerated his exploits and said viewers expressed their trust in him with a surge in the size of his audience.

New Ford car automatically obeys speed limits

Business News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:26
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6 Myths About Pet Allergies

Lifestyles - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:20
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(NewsUSA) - By gaining a better understanding of the allergies caused by pets, you may be able to find a healthier coexistence with your furry friend.

According to The Humane Society, 62 percent of American households have at least one pet. Yet, an estimated 31 million Americans are allergic to animals, including up to 30 percent of those who have asthma. Here's what you should know about pet allergies:

Myth 1: It's only pet hair that causes allergies to flare up.

Not true. Pet hair is a nuisance and causes allergies, as it contains saliva or other pet proteins. Allergic reactions to pets are actually caused by pet proteins contained in pet dander, such as microscopic skin flakes, saliva and urine. Overactive immune systems in those with allergies attack these otherwise harmless substances.

Myth 2: Continuous exposure to animals will eventually desensitize you to them.

Not only is this not true, but in some cases the opposite is true. If you have a confirmed allergy to animals, it usually will not get better through increasing exposure. In fact, it may get worse.

Myth 3: With the right pet breed, allergy problems go away.

Not true. All cat or dog breeds produce dander. However, some breeds are believed to be better for allergy sufferers than other breeds. Typically the best breeds are those that shed the least fur and/or are the most frequently bathed. Also, smaller dogs produce less saliva than do bigger dogs.

Myth 4: Small animals are not a problem for allergies.

Wrong. Hamsters, guinea pigs, birds and other warm-blooded mammals can also trigger asthma and allergies in people with allergies to animal dander, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Myth 5: Outside the home, you shouldn't have pet allergies.

Not necessarily. Because of their microscopic size and jagged shape, pet allergens easily stick to clothing and other fabrics and are carried to other locations. Animal dander -- in sufficient levels to cause allergies -- can be found in many public places such as the workplace, classrooms and hospitals, according to the American Lung Association.

Myth 6: An air purifier will help with pet allergies.

It depends on the air purifier. Only a high-performance air purifier can help. Some allergy sufferers report that small, low-quality air cleaners make little or no difference at all. However, many allergy sufferers report that their IQAir air purifier, in combination with improved cleaning methods, has reduced or completely eliminated their allergic reactions to pets in their homes.

For more information, visit the IQAir website at www.iqair.com.

Why you should thank Jupiter

CNN - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:14
It turns out that Jupiter may be more than just an enormous ball of gas spinning a few hundred million miles farther out in the solar system.
Categories: National News

Children's bodies found in freezer

CNN - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:13
Police in Detroit made a gruesome discovery Tuesday.
Categories: National News

Knox and Sollecito: Equal time?

CNN World - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:11
When Italy's highest court meets Wednesday to consider the latest verdict in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, most eyes will be on Amanda Knox, the 27-year-old Seattle native who stands convicted of killing her former roommate.
Categories: International News

All Porsche employees get bonus

Business News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:04
Porsche had a very good year, and it's sharing the wealth with employees.

The beauty queen criticized for not being Japanese enough

CNN World - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:39
A biracial beauty queen in Japan is facing criticism for not being Japanese enough.
Categories: International News

Cheers, tears for U.S. Army convoy in Europe

CNN World - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:38
A convoy of U.S. Army armored vehicles is drawing crowds, cheers and tears as it makes an 1,100-mile journey from the Baltics through Poland and the Czech Republic to Germany.
Categories: International News

You're about to get a new credit card ... and it's an epic failure

Business News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:23
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The medical secrets of the Dead Sea

Health - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:15
Categories: Health

104-year-old woman's secret: 3 Dr Peppers a day

Health - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14
A 104-year-old woman gives some credit for her long life to her doctor ... Dr Pepper. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.
Categories: Health

Allergy-proof your day

Health - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14
Categories: Health

Blue Bell recalls ice cream cups that could contain listeria

CNN - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:08
Blue Bell ice cream has added another product to the list of items it's recalling over potential contamination with listeria.
Categories: National News

Celebrate a Martian marathon

CNN - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:56
It certainly won't be troubling any earth-based runners' personal bests, but NASA's long-serving Mars rover Opportunity set a significant benchmark Tuesday as it clocked in 26.219 miles (42 kilometers) -- the first-ever Martian marathon.
Categories: National News

Man kicked off flight for offensive shirt

CNN - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:55
A New York college student was kicked off a Southwest flight for wearing an offensive shirt. CNN affiliate KPLR/KTVI reports.
Categories: National News

Ice cream cups could contain listeria

Health - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:52
Categories: Health

Postal worker tosses package ... then takes a victory lap?

CNN - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:51
A U.S. postal service worker was caught on camera tossing a package on a porch in the Oklahoma City. CNN affiliate KOCO reports.
Categories: National News

Hundreds of sharks swarm coast of Louisiana

CNN - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:40
Hundreds of sharks were spotted off the coast of Louisiana as they migrate north for the summer.
Categories: National News
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