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Lumber Liquidators flooring in safety probe

Business News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:46
Federal safety investigators are investigating whether Lumber Liquidators' flooring has dangerous levels of the cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde.

German students, teachers thought to be aboard

CNN World - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:42
Sixteen students and two teachers from Haltern, Germany, were aboard the Germanwings plane that crashed Tuesday in France, the airline's CEO Thomas Winkelman said.
Categories: International News

Home of Sandy Hook shooter demolished

CNN - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:42
The horror of the Sandy Hook shooting was such that the town of Newtown, Connecticut, demolished the school where it occurred and broke ground on a new structure.
Categories: National News

Japan's 31 most beautiful places

CNN World - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:26
From the tallest waterfall to the largest sand dune, from the floral tunnel to the sacred shrines, the islands of Japan is a trove of photogenic wonders.
Categories: International News

How the Maasai choose a chief

CNN World - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:26
For Kenya's Massai warriors, ritual is key. An adolescent rite of passage used to be pretty standard: Spend three months in the forest, learn how to herd cows, kill a predator.
Categories: International News

Doctors: Angelina Jolie did the right thing

Health - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:19
Angelina Jolie's decision to remove her breasts and ovaries to prevent cancer (as she detailed in today's New York Times op-ed) might sound extreme, but breast cancer experts say she was spot on.
Categories: Health

Kraft and Heinz merger to create food giant

Business News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:16
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Heinz-Kraft brand mashup: Ketchup, Mac & Cheese and Jello

Business News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:15
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Google could soon let you pay bills in Gmail

Business News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:11
Google is working on a secret project to let users pay bills directly through its email service Gmail, according to tech news site Re/code.

26 arrests after mob beats, burns Afghan woman

CNN World - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:03
Grieving women carried her coffin high on their shoulders in scenes many said they had never witnessed before in the Afghan capital.
Categories: International News

Girls who escaped Boko Haram risk their lives to go to school

CNN World - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:03
In a side room at the American University of Nigeria, four girls chat and giggle. One teenage girl in particular catches our attention. She looks familiar. Then we realize why.
Categories: International News

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

Features - 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.
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