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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 exposed to many videos that present smoking in a positive light.

Hebden, Lana, et al. (2011). Art of persuasion: An analysis of techniques used to market foods to children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(11), 776-782.

  • The researchers analyzed commercials for unhealthy foods and looked at how these ads are visually appealing. The ads often stressed imagination and fun as associated with their products.
Messias, Erick, et al. (2011). Sadness, suicide, and their association with video game and Internet
overuse among teens: Results from the youth risk behavior survey 2007
and 2009. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 41(3), 307-315.
  • The researchers found that youth who played video games for long periods of time (5 or more hours per day) were more likely to exhibit depressive symptoms like suicidal ideation.

Ram, Diana, et al. (2010). Audiovisual video eyeglass distraction during dental treatment in children. Quintessance International, 41(8), 673-679.

  • In this study, researchers compared children who received sedation before dental procedures with those who were distracted by audiovisual media. They found that the children who had watched the movie were better behaved during the procedure.

Looking for more research on children, media, and health issues? Take a look in the CMCH Database of Research.

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