Health Tip: Warning Signs of a Serious Sore Throat

(HealthDay News) -- A sore throat can be triggered by allergies or by something more serious, such as a bacterial or viral infection.

Health Tip: Is Your Child Overloaded?

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone is under some stress. But too much stress can impair your child's well-being and emotional health.

Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Recessions can have long-lasting effects, and they may not be just financial.

Sports for Teens Are Beneficial -- Up to a Point

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too much time spent playing sports can be as bad as too little time for teens, a new study finds.

Study of Severely Obese Family Leads to Gene Discovery

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that they have identified a gene that is tied to severe obesity.

What Not to Do for Migraines

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription pain medications should not be the first treatment for migraines. And doctors shouldn't routinely order brain scans for patients with these debilitating headaches, according to new guidelines.

Mercury Levels Dropping in Younger U.S. Women: Report

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Mercury levels in American women of childbearing age have dropped about one-third over a decade, a new federal study shows.

Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: