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

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December 1st is World AIDS Day, but the awareness month continues until the new year. Here is some news and research on media and its connections with sexual health, STI/STD prevention, and sexual health literacy. Take a look at the official World AIDS Day website, with statistics, videos, event listings, and more. Did you know… Read more »

World Television Day

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Today is World Television Day, a UN-recognized observance day. The UN recognizes television as a tool for global communication and as a method for shining light on conflict and peace, as well as other economic and social issues. CMCH observes World Television Day 2012 by highlighting some of the studies in our database on television… 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 »

Media in the Media – News We’re Following

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While these aren't exactly research studies that we publish in our database, we think these newly published news articles, innovative games and websites, and other news might be of interest to you. They say generation Y is all about the Internet, but data shows that these people (those born from 1979-1989) bought the most books… Read more »

World AIDS Day 2011: Studies on Media and HIV/AIDS

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According to United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (Unaids) there are now 34 million people living with HIV, including 3.4 million children. To celebrate World AIDS Day 2011, 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, J. (2009). Exposure to… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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Recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Books Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture By Peggy Orenstein The author offers a radical, timely wake-up call for parents, revealing the dark side of a pretty and pink culture confronting girls at… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Youth Anti-Smoking Strategies

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According to the latest CDC youth tobacco use, each day in the United States, approximately 3,900 young people between 12 and 17 years of age smoke their first cigarette, and an estimated 1,000 youth become daily cigarette smokers.                       On November 18, the American Cancer… Read more »

Research Toolbox: AAP-Community Pediatrics

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Have you seen the new AAP Division of Community-based Initiatives (DOCBI) website? The new design makes it easy to get to the many useful resources. The AAP Division of Community-based Initiatives raises awareness of community pediatrics and supports pediatricians and child health professionals in developing a community perspective of pediatrics. This AAP division promotes understanding… Read more »

A Loss in the Field of Children and Media

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This post was written by Dina L.G. Borzekowski, Ed.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Gerald Lesser was a wonderful, kind soul, who touched the lives of children (and families) all over the world. He passed away on Sept 23, 2010. So many… Read more »