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

Early Childhood Care, 179(6), August 2009

  • Special Issue:
    Music in the early years: Research, theory and practice.

Jenssen, B.P., Klein, J.D., Salazar,L.F., Daluga, N.A., DiClemente , R.J. (2009). Exposure to tobacco on the internet: Content analysis of adolescents' internet use. Pediatrics, 124(2), e180-e186.

  • This study is a content analysis of all Web pages viewed by a
    random sample of adolescents to describe exposure to tobacco- and
    smoking-related text and images.

Morgenstern, M., Sargent, J. D., Hanewinkel, R. (2009). Relation between socioeconomic status and body mass index: Evidence of an indirect path via television use. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 163(8), 731-738.

  • This study attempts to test the hypothesis that media use mediates
    the relation between socioeconomic status (SES) and body mass index
    (BMI).

Solomon,L.J., Bunn, J.Y., Flynn, B.S., Pirie,P.L., Worden,J.K., & Ashikaga, T.(2009). Mass media for smoking cessation in adolescents. Health Educ Behav, 36(4), 642-659.

  • This study examined effects of a media campaign on adolescent smoking cessation.

Williams, D.,  Martins, N.,  Consalvo, M. & Ivory, J. (2009). The virtual census: Representations of gender, race and age in video games. New Media & Society, 11(5), 815-834.

  • This study employs a content analysis of characters in video games to answer questions about their representations of gender, race and age in comparison to the US population.

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