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Spot And Fluffy Help Baby Develop Asthma And Allergy Immunity While Mommy's Preggerz!!

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Well this is exciting news!!

The more mommy-to-be's are around their perezcious pets, the less likely their babeh is to develop asthma!!

Apparently the

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Simon Cowell Getting SUED By X-Factor Auditioners!

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Look on the bright side, Simon! At least your new show is getting lots of attention! LOLz.

86-year-old X-Factor auditioner Hyman Marks, his 54-year-old son Stephen, and his 78-year-old wife Helen are suing both Simon Cowell and Fox!

Hyman and son Stephen were

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Diana Nyad Abandons Swim After 30 Hours

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Aww! Such a bummer to hear, but marathon swimmer Diana Nyad has abandoned her 60 plus hour swim from Cuba to Florida after roughly 30 continuous hours in the water.

She reportedly began vomiting on top of suffering through asthma and a very sore shoulder.

Despite not being able to complete the challenge, she's STILL proved what she set out to prove. Age don't mean a thang!

The 61-year-old swimmer still spent more continuous hours swimming than most have spent in their lives TOTAL!

While "sad" she could not complete her dream, she confirmed canceling the rest of the trip "was absolutely the right call".

For more coverage from the team of reporters who covered her entire journey, check out the video above!

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Asthma Rates Rising

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Asthma Rates Rising

But nobody really knows why.

Approximately 25 million Americans (1 in 12) have asthma. And that figure is rising despite efforts to reduce it by controlling asthma triggers such as indoor smoking.

Said Paul Garbe, chief of the CDC's Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch:

"Despite the fact that outdoor air quality has improved, we've reduced two common asthma triggers - secondhand smoke and smoking in general — asthma is increasing. While we don't know the cause of the increase, our top priority is getting people to manage their symptoms better."

Instances of asthma have increased among all groups of people, but children were affected worse than others. And additional 4.3 million people were diagnosed between 2001 and 2009.

Said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden:

“Asthma is a serious, lifelong disease that unfortunately kills thousands of people each year and adds billions to our nation's healthcare costs. We have to do a better job educating people about managing their symptoms and how to correctly use medicines to control asthma so they can live longer more productive lives while saving health care costs."

It’s a sad day for lungs everywhere…

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10 Worst Allergy Spots In The US

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10 Worst Allergy Spots In The US

Make sure to pack some benedryl before taking a trip to any of these cities!

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is releasing it’s annual “Allergy Capitals’ list soon, but here’s a sneak peak at the top 10 offenders.

Each city is ranked from 1-100 (100 being the worst):

Knoxville, Tennessee, Score: 100
Louisville, Kentucky, Score: 94.25
Charlotte, North Carolina, Score: 92.24
Jackson, Mississippi, Score: 91.64
Chattanooga, Tennessee, Score: 89.28
Birmingham, Alabama, Score: 89.17
Dayton, Ohio, Score: 89.14
Richmond, Virginia, Score: 88.93
McAllen, Texas, Score: 88.78
Madison, Wisconsin, Score: 87.50

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