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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

  • Examination of aggression in children with behavioural and emotional
    difficulties associated with television viewing and video game playing.
  • Examination of the use of breast cancer storylines in multiple primetime TV shows to reinforce  health messages.
  • Evaluation of leisure sedentary and active behavior in Scottish adolescents.
  • Examination of sources of health-related information accessed by female college students with and without body image distortions, and the believability of those sources.
     

Biddle, S.J., Gorely, T., Marshall, S.J., &  Cameron, N. (2008).The
prevalence of sedentary behavior and physical activity in leisure time:
A study of Scottish adolescents using ecological momentary assessment. Prev Med.  Available Online November 11.

Hether, H.J., Huang, G.C., Beck, V., Murphy, S.T., & Valente, T.W.
(2008).Entertainment-education in a media-saturated environment:
examining the impact of single and multiple exposures to breast cancer
storylines on two popular medical dramas. J Health Commun. 13(8), 808-823.

Mitrofan, O., Paul, M., & Spencer, N. (2008). Is aggression in children with behavioural and emotional difficulties associated with television viewing and video game playing? A systematic review. Child Care Health Dev. Available online Nov 12.

Nustad, J., Adams, T.,  & Moore, M.
(2008). Health Information Sources Accessed by College Females:
Differences Between Body-Image Distorted and Non-Body-Image Distorted. Health Mark Q. 25(3), 241-253.

Paul, .CL., Walsh, R.A., Stacey, F., Tzelepis, F., Oakes, W., & Tang, A. (2008). Smoking in movies in Australia: who feels over-exposed and what level of regulation will the community accept? Health Promot J Austr. 19(3), 229-231.

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