Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:
Foley, L., & Maddison, R. (2010). Use of active video games to increase physical activity in children: A (virtual) reality? Pediatr Exerc Sci. 22(1), 7-20.
- The study assessed active video games as a means of increasing energy expenditure and physical activity behavior in children. Studies were obtained from computerized searches of multiple electronic bibliographic databases.
Guthold, R., Cowan, M.J., Autenrieth, C.S., Kann, L., & Riley, L.M. (2010). Physical activity and sedentary behavior among schoolchildren: A 34-country comparison. J Pediatr. Available Online Mar 19.
- To describe and compare levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior in schoolchildren from 34 countries.
Jones, S.C., Mannino, N., & Green, J. (2010). 'Like me, want me, buy me, eat me': relationship-building marketing communications in children's magazines. Public Health Nutr. Available Online March 26.
- This study examines children's responses to relationship-building marketing tactics found in popular children's magazines.
Mackenzie, R., Chapman, S., Holding, S., & Stiven, A. (2010). “No Respecter of Youth": Over-representation of young women in Australian television coverage of breast cancer. J Cancer Educ. Available Online Mar 25.
- To test the hypothesis that young women, at low risk for breast cancer, are overrepresented in Australian television news.
Pierce, J.P. et al. (2010). Camel No. 9 cigarette-marketing campaign targeted young teenage girls. Pediatrics, 125(4), 619-626.
- This study assessed whether cigarette-advertising campaigns conducted after the MSA continue to influence smoking among adolescents.
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