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

Conti-Ramsden, G., Durkin, K., & Simkin Z. (2010). Language and social factors in the use of cell phone technology by adolescents with and without specific language impairment (SLI). J Speech Lang Hear Res. 53(1), 196-208.

  • This study aimed to compare cell phone use (both oral and text-based) by adolescents with and without specific language impairment (SLI) and examine the extent to which language and social factors affect frequency of use.

Linkletter, M., Gordon, M., &  Dooley, J.(2010).The choking game and YouTube: A dangerous combination. Clin Pediatr. 49(3), 274-279.

  • This study aims to examine postings of partial asphyxiation by adolescents on YouTube and increase awareness of this dangerous activity as well as the value of YouTube as a research tool.

Milde-Busch, A., von Kries, R., Thomas, S., Heinrich, S., Straube, A., & Radon K.(2010).The association between use of electronic media and prevalence of headache in adolescents: results from a population-based cross-sectional study. BMC Neurol. 10(1), 12. 

  • The aim of the present study was to assess associations between frequent use of electronic media and the prevalence of different types of headache in adolescents.

Seehagen, S., & Herbert, J.S. (2010). The role of demonstrator familiarity and language cues on infant imitation from television. Infant Behav Dev. Available Online February 5.

  • This study used an imitation procedure to investigate the impact of demonstrator familiarity and language cues on infant learning from television.

van Heerden, A. C., Norris, S. A.,  &  Richter, L.M. (2010). Using mobile phones for adolescent research in low and middle income countries: Preliminary findings from the birth to twenty cohort, South Africa. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(3), 302-304.

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