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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 substance use behavior among early Asian–American adolescent girls.

Mössle, T.; Kleimann, M.; Rehbein, F.; & Pfeiffer, C.(2010). Media use and school achievement–boys at risk? Br J Dev Psychol. 28(Pt 3), 699-725.

  • This study found that the more time students, particularly boys, spend on consuming media and the more violent its contents are, the worse are their marks at school, even when controlling for vital factors such as family, educational, or immigrant background.

Page, A.S.;  Cooper,  A.R.,  Griew, P.; &  Jago, R. (2010). Children's screen viewing is related to psychological difficulties irrespective of physical activity. Pediatrics, Published online October 11.

  • This study found that the greater television and computer use were related to higher psychological difficulty scores in children.

Oates, C.J.; & Newman, N.(2010). Food on young children's television in the UK. Young Consumers,    11( 3),160-169.

  • The study showed a high incidence of food across the different kinds of output and across the four channels. In programmes, food mentions were skewed towards healthy rather than unhealthy foods. The most frequent categories of food were fruit and vegetables, desserts, and grains.

Te Velde, S.J., van der Horst, K., Oenema, A., Timperio, A., Crawford, D.; & Brug, J. (2010). Parental and home influences on adolescents' TV viewing: A mediation analysis. Int J Pediatr Obes, available online Sep 30.

  • The authors found that significant overall positive associations were found for the presence of a TV in the bedroom and parental modelling with self-reported TV viewing.They argue that home and family environmental predictors of TV time among adolescents may be strongly mediated by habit strength and other personal factors.

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