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

Elm, M. ( 2009). Exploring and negotiating femininity: Young women's creation of style in a Swedish Internet community. Young, 17(3), 241-264.

  • This study looks at how teenage girls use their production of style in their identity work in the Swedish Internet community, Lunarstorm.

Fujioka, Y., Ryan, E., Agle, M., Legaspi, M., & Toohey, R. (2009). The Role of racial identity in responses to thin media ideals differences between white and black college women. Communication Research, 36(4), 451-474.

  • This study examines the racial differences in perception of thin
    media images and its relation to personal importance of thinness and
    fear of fat. 

Grassi, A., Gaggioli, A. & Riva, G. (2009). The green valley: The use of mobile narratives for reducing stress in commuters. Cyberpsychol Behav. 12(2), 155-61.

  • This study tests the effectiveness of mobile phone usage can enhance relaxation and reduce anxiety in a sample of college student commuters.

Mathers, M., Canterford, L., Olds, T., Hesketh, K., Ridley, K., & Wake, M. (2009). Electronic media use and adolescent health and well-being: Cross-sectional community study. Acad Pediatr.  Available online July 8.

  • This study aims to describe time adolescents spend using electronic media (television,
    computer, video games, and telephone); and to examine associations
    between self-reported health/well-being and daily time spent using
    electronic media overall and each type of electronic media.

Quintanilla-Dieck, M., Artunduaga, M. &  Eavey,  R. (2009). Intentional exposure to loud music: The second MTV.com survey reveals an opportunity to educate. The Journal of Pediatrics, Available online July 13.

  • This study is a repeat hearing-loss survey with Music Television (MTV) to compare awareness and behavior trends regarding hearing loss.
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