New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Biddiss, E. & Irwin, J. (2010). Active video games to promote physical activity in children and youth: A systematic review. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 164(7), 664-672.

  • This study found that active video games (AVGs) enable light to moderate physical activity. Limited evidence is available to draw conclusions on the long-term efficacy of AVGs for physical activity promotion.

Borzekowski, D.L.G &  Macha, J.E. (2010). The role of Kilimani Sesame in the healthy development of Tanzanian preschool children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Available online 25 June.

  • This study shows that an educational media intervention directed towards very young children can have an impact on their healthy development, even in locales where populations have minimal resources and face extreme hardships.

Garbutt, J. M., et al. (2010). Telephone coaching for parents of children with asthma: Impact and lessons learned. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 164(7), 625-630.

  • This study revealed that a telephone coaching program can improve parental child asthma-related quality of life and can be implemented without additional physician training or practice redesign.

Powell, L. M., G. Szczypka, et al. (2010). Trends in exposure to television food advertisements among children and adolescents in the United States. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. Available Online July 5.

  • This study found that a number of positive changes have occurred in children's exposure to food advertising. Between 2003 and 2007 daily average exposure to food ads fell among young children aged 2 to 5 and 6 to 11 years, respectively, but increased among adolescents aged 12 to 17 years. In the other hand, exposure to fast food ads increased for all age groups.

Swing, E.L.,  Gentile, D.A.; Anderson, C.A.; &  Walsh., D.A. (2010).Television and video game exposure and the development of attention problems. Pediatrics, Available Online July 5.

  • This study found that viewing television and playing video games each are associated with increased subsequent attention problems in childhood.  

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