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

  • To examine of possible associations between television viewing and video game playing
    and children's aggression have become public health concerns.
  • To examine the association between sedentary activities, including small-screen recreation (SSR: watching TV/DVDs/videos, recreational computer use) and cardio-respiratory endurance (CRE) in children aged 11–15 years.
  • To describe screen time use and factors related to screen time among urban children with persistent asthma.

Conn, K.M., Hernandez, T., Puthoor, P., Fagnano, M. &  Halterman, J. S. (2009). Screen Time Use Among Urban Children With Asthma, Academic Pediatrics,  9(1), 60-63.

Freeman,D., Brucks, M., Wallendorf, M. & Boland, W. (2009). Youths' understandings of cigarette advertisements, Addictive Behaviors. 34(1), 36-42.

Hardy, L.L., Dobbins, T.A., Denney-Wilson, E.A., Okely, A. D., & Booth, M. L. (2009). Sedentariness, small-screen recreation, and fitness in youth, American Journal of Preventive Medicine,  36(2), 120-125.

Mitrofan,O.,  Paul, M. &  Spencer, N. (2009). Is aggression in children with behavioural and emotional difficulties associated with television viewing and video game playing? A systematic review. Child: Care, Health & Development, 35(1), 5-15.

Swinburn, B. (2009). Obesity Prevention in Children and Adolescents. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18(1), 209-223.


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