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 group. The highest level of learning occurred in a no-video condition in which parents tried to teach their children the same target words during everyday activities.
Drew, S.E., Rony E. Duncan, R.E. & Sawyer, S.M. (2010). Visual storytelling: A beneficial but challenging method for health research with young people. Qual Health Res, 20(12), 1677-1688.
- The authors found that this technique facilitated rich interviews, drawing into focus details of young peoples’ lives that otherwise might not have been discussed.
Durant, N.H. (2010). Not just fun and games: Harnessing technology to address childhood obesity
Childhood Obesity, 6(5), 283-284.
- From PDAs, computer kiosks to cell phones, this study highlights how emerging technologies provide a novel approach to fight childhood obesity.
- The authors several advertisements classified as regular food advertisements appeared to be in breach of codes regarding advertising to children in Australia. This raises questions about the effectiveness of legal restrictions and self-regulation of advertising in protecting children from commercial food messages that may not be regarded as advertising.
Mesquita, G., & Reimão, R. (2010). Quality of sleep among university students: Effects of nighttime computer and television use. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 68(5), 720-725.
- This study showed that a large majority of students who accessed internet use between 7:00 PM and 12:00 AM had an increased risk of poor sleep. FREE ARTICLE
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