September is Pain Management Awareness Month

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September is Pain Management Awareness Month. The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) established this annual campaign in 2001 to raise awareness through mass media and public forums, and by forming a coalition to increase understanding within the health care community and among families struggling with pain management. Virtual reality headsets are often used to distract… Read more »

Video Games: New Studies in the Database of Research

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With the release of the Playstation 4 last week, and the upcoming release of the Xbox One this week, video gaming is as popular as ever. This week’s post lists articles related to the effects of video games on youth, from journals in the areas of addiction, pediatrics, and media studies.   Driving game playing… Read more »

Studies Recently Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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What topics are researchers exploring about children, media and health? Check out the list below! Bailey, B.W. et al. (2011). Energy cost of exergaming: a comparison of the energy cost of 6 forms of exergaming. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 165(7), 597-602. Video games that are also a form of exercise could promote physical… Read more »

Studies Recently Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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What topics are researchers exploring about children, media and health? Check out the list below! Divecha, Z. et al. (2012). Tweeting about testing: do low-income, parenting adolescents and young adults use new media technologies to communicate about sexual health? Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 44(3), 176-183. The majority of respondents preferred to have conversations… Read more »

Studies Recently Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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What topics are researchers exploring about children, media and health? Check out the list below! Donovan, E. et al. (2013). Assessing the feasibility of a web-based self-management program for adolescents with migraines and their caregivers. Clinical Pediatrics, 52(7), 667-670. Researchers created a web-based prototype to help adolescents manage their migraines. Fraser, A. et al. (2012)…. Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Take a look at some of the latest studies added to the CMCH Database! Bleakley, A., et al. (2008). It works both ways: The relationship between exposure to sexual content in the media and adolescent sexual behavior. Media Psychology, 11(4), 443-461. Adolescents who are sexually active are more likely to look at media with sexual… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Here are some studies that were recently added to the CMCH Database of Research. Forsyth, Susan R. & Malone, Ruth E. (2010). "I'll be your cigarette–light me up and get on with it": Examining smoking imagery on YouTube. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(8), 810-816. This content analysis of videos on YouTube found that youth are… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: Teen Tech Week Edition

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March 10-16 we celebrate Teen Tech Week, an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association. Read more about Teen Tech Week here, and keep reading to learn about some research, news, and cool resources for encouraging digital literacy and creativity. Tweeting about Teen Tech Week to share your tips or ask some questions? Use… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: World Diabetes Day Edition

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Today CMCH recognizes World Diabetes Day. While this serious disease is growing at alarming rates due to higher rates of obesity, unhealthy diets, and sedentary lifestyles, there is, thankfully, lots of media attention and research dedicated to learning more about it and combatting its causes and effects. World Diabetes Day is an initiative of the… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies of interest that were recently added to our database. Durham, Meenakshi Gigi. (2011). Blood, lust and love: Interrogating gender violence in the Twilight phenomenon. The Journal of Children and Media, 6(3), 281-299. The researcher investigated the popular YA book series The Twilight Saga and looked at gender stereotypes and dating activities… Read more »