This month’s Journal of Adolescent Health has five articles related to media! First, an editorial by Jane Brown gives an overview of media literacy efforts in the US, mentioning CMCH Director, Dr. Michael Rich‘s study of media-related material in medical residency curriculums.
Two studies deal with substance use and media exposure:
- Primack, B. A., Gold, M. A., Land, S. R., & Fine, M. J. (2006). Association of cigarette smoking and media literacy about smoking among adolescents. J Adolesc Health, 39(4), 465-472.
- Ringel, J. S., Collins, R. L., & Ellickson, P. L. (2006). Time trends and demographic differences in youth exposure to alcohol advertising on television. J Adolesc Health, 39(4), 473-480.
Two studies deal with overweight and physical inactivity:
- Koezuka, N., Koo, M., Allison, K. R., Adlaf, E. M., Dwyer, J. J., Faulkner, G., et al. (2006). The relationship between sedentary activities and physical inactivity among adolescents: Results from the Canadian Community Health Survey. J Adolesc Health, 39(4), 515-522.
- Delva, J., O’Malley, P. M., & Johnston, L. D. (2006). Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic status differences in overweight and health-related behaviors among American students: National trends 1986-2003. J Adolesc Health, 39(4), 536-545.
Additionally, two international journals published articles relating to media as well:
- Theobald, A. H., Wong, B. K., Quick, A. N., & Thomson, W. M. (2006). The impact of the popular media on cosmetic dentistry. N Z Dent J, 102(3), 58-63.
- Bahammam, A., Bin Saeed, A., Al-Faris, E., & Shaikh, S. (2006). Sleep duration and its correlates in a sample of Saudi elementary school children. Singapore Med J, 47(10), 875-881.