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

Fiorini, M.
(2010)The effect of home computer use on children’s cognitive and
non-cognitive skills. Economics of Education Review, 29(1), 55-72.

  • This study investigates the effect of using a home computer on children’s development.

Fischer, P.,  Kastenmüller, A., & Greitemeyer, T.
(2010). Media violence and the self: The impact of personalized gaming
characters in aggressive video games on aggressive behavior. Journal of
Experimental Social Psychology
, 46(1), 192-195.

  • This study revealed that participants who played an aggressive
    video game using their own, personalized character exhibited higher
    levels of aggressive behavior than participants who played an
    aggressive game with a non-personalized character.

Freisling, H., Haas, K., & Elmadfa, I. (2010). Mass media nutrition information sources and associations with fruit and vegetable consumption among adolescents. Public Health Nutr., 13(2), 269-75.

  • The objective of the present study was to examine associations
    between exposure to nutrition information as covered in mass media and
    daily fruit and vegetable  consumption among adolescents.

Fischer, P.,  Kastenmüller, A., & Greitemeyer, T.
(2010). Media violence and the self: The impact of personalized gaming
characters in aggressive video games on aggressive behavior. Journal of
Experimental Social Psychology,
46(1), 192-195.

  • This study revealed that participants who played an aggressive
    video game using their own, personalized character exhibited higher
    levels of aggressive behavior than participants who played an
    aggressive game with a non-personalized character.

Hilton, S., Hunt, K., Langan, M., Bedf, H., &  Petticrew M.
(2010). Newsprint media representations of the introduction of the HPV
vaccination programme for cervical cancer prevention in the UK
(2005-2008). Soc Sci Med., Available Online January 9.

  • This paper reports on content analysis of 344 articles published
    between January 2005 and December 2008 in 15 UK newspapers. It includes
    both manifest and latent analysis to examine newsprint media coverage
    of the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme and its role in
    HPV advocacy.

Ohgi, S., Loo, K.K., & Mizuike, C. (2010). Frontal brain activation in young children during picture book reading with their mothers. Acta Pædiatrica,  99(2) 225-229.

  • This study was to measure changes in frontal brain activation in young children during picture book reading with their mothers.
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