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Local 16-year-olds line up to drive

Even as national figures show that teenagers are waiting longer to get driver's licenses, local driving schools say they are flush with teens eager to hit the highways.
Being normal or obese is all in the measuring

In spite of one study that says those who are a bit overweight might live longer than those who are "normal weight," you still need to know where you stand - are you within your healthy weight range, overweight or obese? What that now-famous study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association failed to discuss was quality-of-life issues, including any diseases you might be living with during this longer life span. That's why it's critical to know your weight status. Many of us believe we can simply look in the mirror or jump on a scale, but that's just not the case.
Studies: Too much TV may inhibit learning

CHICAGO - Too much TV-watching can harm children's ability to learn and even reduce their chances of getting a college degree, three new studies suggest in the latest effort to examine the effects of television on kids.
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Tips make home-cooking healthful

Although most restaurant owners would rather I didn't tell you this, research has shown that you have a better chance of controlling your weight if you eat at home. But even eating at home can have a negative effect on your waistline, depending on how you cook. Here are some tips for keeping your kitchen "light:"
Study: Air worse in smoky bars than on smoggy roads

TRENTON, N.J. - Which is more harmful to your health - a smoky bar or a city street filled with diesel truck fumes? Well, you might want to skip your next happy hour.
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Air pollution makes common cold worse

WASHINGTON -- Adding insult to injury, breathing polluted air when you have a cold makes you feel twice as bad.\r\n
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