Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 8

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Arvaniti, F., et al. (2011). Salty-snack eating, television or video-game viewing, and asthma symptoms among 10- to 12-year-old children: The PANACEA study. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(2), 251-257. This study found that salty-snack consumption was positively associated… 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 Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-January 13

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Anderson, L. M. & Anderson, J. (2010). Barney and breakfast: Messages about food and eating in preschool television shows and how they may impact the development of eating behaviours in children. Early Child Development and Care,180(10), 1323-1336. This study  found that… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-December 14

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Borzekowski, D. L.G & Henry, H.K. (2010). The impact of Jalan Sesama on the educational and healthy development of Indonesian preschool children: An experimental study. International Journal of Behavioral Development,  Avaliable Online December 5. The study results revealed that chidlren with… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Special Issue of Infant and Child Development

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The new issue of the journal Infant and Child Development explores the hotly debated topic of children's exposure to media, with particular focus on content and context of early media exposure. Here's a sample of the research highlighted in this issue: Mendelson, A.L. et al. (2010). Do verbal interactions with infants during electronic media exposure… Read more »

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 Toolbox: Studies on Substance Abuse and Media

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According to NIDA's 2009 Monitoring the Future Survey (High School and Youth Trends), cigarette smoking is at its lowest among students in grades 8, 10, and 12. On the other hand, Marijuana use rates have remained steady  and non-medical use of Vicodin and Oxycodin increased in the past 5 years. To kick off NIDA's National… 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-October 21

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Fang, F.;  Schinke, S. P.;  & Cole, K. (2010). Preventing substance use among early Asian–American adolescent girls: Initial evaluation of a Web-based, mother–daughter program. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(5), 529-532. A family-oriented, web-based substance use prevention program was efficacious in preventing… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-October 6

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Cauwenberge,  A. V.; d’Haenens, L. & Beentjes, H. (2010). Emerging consumption patterns among young people of traditional and Internet news platforms in the Low Countries. Observatorio, 4(3). FREE ARTICLE The authors found that the use of television news enhanced the use of online news… Read more »