Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 8

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Arvaniti, F., et al. (2011). Salty-snack eating, television or video-game viewing, and asthma symptoms among 10- to 12-year-old children: The PANACEA study. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(2), 251-257. This study found that salty-snack consumption was positively associated… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Youth Anti-Smoking Strategies

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According to the latest CDC youth tobacco use, each day in the United States, approximately 3,900 young people between 12 and 17 years of age smoke their first cigarette, and an estimated 1,000 youth become daily cigarette smokers.                       On November 18, the American Cancer… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Studies on Substance Abuse and Media

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According to NIDA's 2009 Monitoring the Future Survey (High School and Youth Trends), cigarette smoking is at its lowest among students in grades 8, 10, and 12. On the other hand, Marijuana use rates have remained steady  and non-medical use of Vicodin and Oxycodin increased in the past 5 years. To kick off NIDA's National… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-October 27

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Dumith, S.C., Hallal, P.C., Menezes, A.M., & Araújo, C.L. (2010). Sedentary behavior in adolescents: The 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study. Cad Saude Publica, 26(10),1928-1936. FREE ARTICLE The authors found that these 11-year-olds spent extensive time at… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- August 24

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Gershoff, E. T.; Aber, J.L.; Ware, J. & Kotler, J.A. (2010). Exposure to 9/11 among youth and their mothers in New York City: Enduring associations with mental health and sociopolitical attitudes. Child Development, 81(4),1142–1160. The authors found that direct exposure to… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-August 3

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Henriksen, L.; Schleicher, N.C.;  Feighery,  E.C. & Fortmann, S.P. (2010). A longitudinal study of exposure to retail cigarette advertising and smoking initiation. Pediatrics, 126(2), 232-238. The authors found that exposure to retail cigarette advertising is a risk factor for smoking initiation…. Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- July 28

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Barnett, T.A., et al. (2010). Teens and screens: The influence of screen time on adiposity in adolescents. Am J Epidemiol.172(3), 255-262. This study found no evidence that screen time has an effect on percent body fat in girls overall, although physical… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- May 11

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Barr, R.,  Shuck, L., Salerno, K., Atkinson, E., & Linebarger, D.L.(2010). Music interferes with learning from television during infancy. Infant and Child Development, 19(3), 313-331 The authors concluded that music soundtrack creates additional cognitive load and disrupts selective infant’s attention to… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-April 2

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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… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-March 26

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Brown, J.E., Broom, D.H., Nicholson, J.M., Bittman, M. (2010). Do working mothers raise couch potato kids? Maternal employment and children's lifestyle behaviours and weight in early childhood. Soc Sci Med., Available Online Feb 20. The research reported here… Read more »