Research Wrap-Up: August 28, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health covering  a range of topics: Use of online stress management programming for college students. How relaxing classical music can be an effective intervention in reducing sleeping problems. Intervention program to prevent excess weight gain, reduce screen time, and promote physical activity.  Understanding… Read more »

France Bans TV Programming Created for Babies

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Citing evidence that social interaction is essential to early childhood development, France’s broadcast authority has banned French channels from creating or airing programming intended for babies. This is according to a recent article in USA Today, which says that in addition to preventing French development of such TV shows, the ruling affects two American-made shows… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: August 22, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health covering  a range of topics: implications of having a TV in teens’ bedrooms. Media’s impact on African American girls focus on beauty and appearance. Relationship between TV watching and snack intake of young women. Children and the Internet risks in Europe. Use… Read more »

Youth Make Media to Fight Violence

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Starting this fall, Boston youth will take to the streets–with video cameras and tape recorders. There they will capture words and images from their communities, which they will use to create an anti-violence media campaign through the city’s Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Initiative. An article in Monday’s Boston Globe explained that this project will… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: August 15, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health covering  a range of topics: the impact of food advertising on children’s food purchase and weight. the role of television on childhood obesity in Athens. use of blogs by students in a public health class. targeting of adolescents by the tobacco industry…. Read more »

Who Needs Sleep?

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The amount of sleep children get appears to have declined in the past two decades, alongside significant changes in amount and type of media they use. According to a recent research brief published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the relationship between these trends calls for more attention. The brief points out that, although much research… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: August 8, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on media and health covering a range of topics: Brook, D.W. et al. (2008). Earlier violent television exposure and later drug dependence. Am J Addict, 17(4), 271-277. Elliott, C. (2008). Assessing ‘fun foods’: nutritional content and analysis of supermarket foods targeted at children. Obes Rev, 9(4), 368-77…. Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: August 1, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on media and health covering a range of topics: Anschutz D.J. et al. (2008). Exposure to slim images in mass media: Television commercials as reminders of restriction in restrained eaters. Health Psychol, 27(4), 401-408. Kato, P. et al. (2008). A Video game improves behavioral outcomes in adolescents… Read more »