What are symptoms of type 2 diabetes in children?

Medical News Today – Shannon Brosek

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that can develop at any age. It often has a slow, gradual onset, which can make it difficult to detect and diagnose in children. (more)

Depressed children six times more likely to have skill deficits, study finds

Medical X-Press – Cailin Riley

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that as many as 2 to 3 percent of children ages 6-12 might have major depressive disorder. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that children who show mild to severe symptoms of depression in second and third grades are six times more likely to have skill deficits, such as difficulties with social skills or academics, than children without symptoms. Parents and teachers also had difficulties recognizing depression in children. (more)

How to approach packing your child’s school lunch bag

Medical X-Press – Bev Betkowski

It’s less likely a healthy lunch will be tossed in favour of vending machine chips if the kids—big and small—get to plan alongside their parents, says a University of Alberta nutrition expert.And, added Sabina Valentine, it’s a great way to slip in a lesson about lifelong eating habits. (more)

Key to lifelong good mental health – learn resilience in childhood

Medical X-Press – Karen Newbigging

Poor mental health among young people is on the rise in the UK, while access to support and treatment remains patchy. There is now a pressing need to build resilience in young people to minimise their risk of poor mental health later on, as our latest report argues. . (more)

Just a growth spurt? What to know about your child and binge eating

FOX 13 Memphis – Rose Kennedy

Is your preteen eating you out of house and home? Of course they are. Adolescents love to eat and that tremendous grocery bill just comes with the territory, right? That comes with the territory, but sometimes your child’s heavy snacking isn’t what it seems, according to the experts atnonprofit children’s health site KidsHealth. (more)