Video Game Sales Soar; 1/3 Parents Use Ratings

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In November, the video game industry broke their sales record with $2.63 billion in sales of hardware and software in that month alone.   The Los Angeles Times reports that lead-scare toy recalls have led some parents to purchase video games instead of traditional toys. The best selling games of the month were: Call of Duty… Read more »

A txt a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

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A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights the use of text messages as part of the "telemedicine" wave.  In some countries text messages are cheaper, faster, and more private than phone calls or e-mails, so they present a useful alternative to calling or visiting a health professional.  Text messages are being used all over the… Read more »

Cyberbullying Issue of JAH

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The Journal of Adolescent Health has dedicated a supplemental issue to the topic of cyberbullying and all full-text is publicly available.  In the first article, long-time media violence researcher L. Rowell Huesmann reviewed 41 studies on violence in television and video games and concluded: "Media violence increases the risk significantly that the viewer or game… Read more »