Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-December 18, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Aires, L., Andersen, L.B.; Mendonça, D.; Martins, C.; Silva, G.. & Mota, J. (2009) A 3-year longitudinal analysis of changes in fitness, physical activity, fatness and screen time. Acta Pædiatrica, 99 (1), 140-144. This study seeks… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Using Twitter as a Research Tool

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Twitter is a social messaging tool for friends, family, co–workers, and communities to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. It is a great place for keeping people informed on what you are doing without the need to spend a lot of time writing an entire blog post on the topic…. Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-December 11, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bauman, S. (2009). Cyberbullying in a rural intermediate school: An exploratory study. The Journal of Early Adolescence. Available online December 9. In this study, students in an intermediate school in a rural area of the Southwestern… Read more »

Research Toolbox: New Tool To Rate Music

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The Boston Public Health Commission's Start Strong Initiative recently unveiled a tool to rate healthy- or unhealthy- songs. The new tool, Sound Relationships Nutritional Label, patterned after common food nutritional labels, invites consumers to become song lyric nutritionists by helping them identify relationship ingredients that make up a song. Using this tool, teens involved in… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies: December 4, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Christakis, D.A. &  Garrison, M.M.  (2009). Preschool-aged children's television viewing in child care settings. Pediatrics, Available  Online November 23. The goal of this study was to quantify television viewing in day care settings and to investigate… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Studies on Media and HIV/AIDS

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According to United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (Unaids) there are now 33.4 million people living with HIV, including 2.1 million children. To celebrate World AIDS Day 2009, we selected a list of studies which evaluate the impact of sexual, HIV and AIDS media messages on children and teens’ health: Lemal, M. & Van den Bulck,… Read more »