Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-November 23

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: DeLoache, J.S. et al. (2010). Do babies learn from baby media? Psychol Sci. 21(11), 1570-1574. This study found that children who viewed the DVD did not learn any more words from their month long exposure to it than did a control… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-November 2

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Calamaro, C.J. et al. (2010). Shortened sleep duration does not predict obesity in adolescents. Journal Of Sleep Research,19(4), 559-566. The authors found that environmental factors including TV ≥ 2 h per day and depression were significantly associated with obesity; shortened sleep… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-October 27

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Dumith, S.C., Hallal, P.C., Menezes, A.M., & Araújo, C.L. (2010). Sedentary behavior in adolescents: The 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study. Cad Saude Publica, 26(10),1928-1936. FREE ARTICLE The authors found that these 11-year-olds spent extensive time at… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 28

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Hume, C., van der Horst, K., Brug, J., Salmon, J., & Oenema, A. (2010).Understanding the correlates of adolescents' TV viewing: A social ecological approach.  Int J Pediatr Obes. 5(2),161-168. This study found an association between overweight adolescents, with high computer use… Read more »

Research Toolbox: New Journal- Childhood Obesity

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A new peer-reviewed journal that looks at childhood and adolescent obesity and related issues has launched recently. Childhood Obesity will serve as a platform to provide physicians, nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, nutritionists, psychologists, educators and school nurses, community organizers, and policymakers with prevention and treatment strategies that promote environmental and policy changes, patient education and… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- July 28

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Barnett, T.A., et al. (2010). Teens and screens: The influence of screen time on adiposity in adolescents. Am J Epidemiol.172(3), 255-262. This study found no evidence that screen time has an effect on percent body fat in girls overall, although physical… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-July 6

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Biddiss, E. & Irwin, J. (2010). Active video games to promote physical activity in children and youth: A systematic review. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 164(7), 664-672. This study found that active video games (AVGs) enable light to moderate physical activity. Limited… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 17

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bersamin, M. M.; Bourdeau, B.; Fisher, D.A.; &  Grube, J.W. (2010). Television use, sexual behavior, and relationship status at last oral  sex and vaginal intercourse. Sexuality & Culture: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly,14(2), 157-168.  The study results indicate that sexually inexperienced youth watched… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-May 25

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Keller, S.K. &  Schulz, P.J. (2010). Distorted food pyramid in kids programmes: A content analysis of television advertising watched in Switzerland. Eur J Public Health, Available May 16. The results of this study suggest that food advertising contributes to the obesity… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- May 11

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Barr, R.,  Shuck, L., Salerno, K., Atkinson, E., & Linebarger, D.L.(2010). Music interferes with learning from television during infancy. Infant and Child Development, 19(3), 313-331 The authors concluded that music soundtrack creates additional cognitive load and disrupts selective infant’s attention to… Read more »