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Newly licensed teen drivers have the highest risk of being in an accident.

That's according to a new study from the National Institutes Of Health. It showed teens were eight times more likely to be in a crash within three months of getting their license compared to the previous three months on a learner's permit. They were also more likely to take unnecessary risks while driving.

Experts suggest a more gradual decrease in adult supervision may be a good idea.

A coordinated effort for higher grades

Kids who are physically coordinated may do better in school.

Researchers in the U.K. assessed the eye-hand coordination of over 300 elementary aged children. Kids who were more coordinated tended to have higher scores in reading, writing and math than their more clumsy peers.

Cool for school

Extreme heat may also have an impact on school performance.

A new Harvard study tracked 44 college students during a recent heat wave in Boston. Students living in dorms with no air conditioning performed worse on processing speed and memory tests than those in cooler dorms

The effects lasted several days *after* the heat wave ... when it was *still* hot inside those buildings.

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