Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-August 30

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Barr-Anderson, D. J., Fulkerson, J.A., Smyth, M., et al. (2011). Associations of American Indian children's screen-time behavior with parental television behavior, parental perceptions of children's screen time, and media-related resources in the home. Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(5), A105. FULL TEXT.  The authors suggest that changes in parental television watching time, parental influence over children’s screen-time behavior, and availability… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Academia.edu

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We all know that there is an abundance of social networking sites out there. Facebook allows you to stay connected to friends and family, Linkedin allows you to build a professional network, but have you heard of Academia.edu? Academia.edu connects researchers and academics to other researchers. Academia.edu allows researchers to upload their own papers, search for papers… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-August 16

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Feng, D., Reed, D.B., Esperat, M.C., & Uchida, M. (2011). Effects of TV in the bedroom on young Hispanic children. American Journal of Health Promotion, 25(5), 310-318. This study found that most children in this low-income and Hispanic sample… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-August 2

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Aydin, D., Feychting, M., et al. (2011). Mobile phone use and brain tumors in children and adolescents: A multicenter case–control study. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Available Online July 27.  This study found that regular users of mobile phones were not statistically significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with brain tumors compared with… Read more »