Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Nov.1

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Britto, M.T., Munafo,J.K., Schoettker, P.J., et al. (2011). Pilot and feasibility test of adolescent-controlled text messaging reminders. Clinical Pediatrics. Available Online October 20.  The study authors found that allowing teens to control the timing and content of reminder text… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Oct.18

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: American Academy of Pediatrics. (2011). Media use by children younger than 2 years. Pediatrics. Available Online October 17. FULL TEXT. This policy statement reaffirms the 1999 statement with respect to media use in infants and children younger than 2… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Oct. 11

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Ferguson, C.J., Munoz, M.E., & Medrano, M.R. (2011). Advertising influences on young children’s food choices and parental influence. The Journal of Pediatrics, 1-4. Available Online October 7.  The researchers found that although advertising impact on children’s food choices is moderate in… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 27

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Farrell, K. & Holmes-Walker, D.J. (2011). Mobile phone support is associated with reduced ketoacidosis in young adults. Diabetic Medicine, 28(8), 1001-1004. The researchers found that mobile phone support is associated with reduced progression of ketosis to diabetic ketoacidosis in young adults… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 28

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Carroll, A. E., DiMeglio, L. A. et al. (2011). Using a cell phone-based glucose monitoring system for adolescent diabetes management. Diabetes Educ, 37(1): 59-66. This study was successful in demonstrating that cell phone glucose monitoring technology can be used… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 7

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Calado, M., Lameiras, M., et al. (2011). The association between exposure to mass media and body dissatisfaction among Spanish adolescents. Women's Health Issues. Available online June 5.  This study found that mass media exposure to a specific kind of… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-March 22

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Levin-Zamir, D., Lemish, D. & Gofin, R. (2011). Media Health Literacy (MHL): development and measurement of the concept among adolescents. Health Education Research, 26(2), 323-335. The findings suggest that as a determinant of adolescent health behavior, this model of MHL… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-March 8

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Brunborg, G. S., et al. (2011). The relationship between media use in the bedroom, sleep habits and symptoms of insomnia. J Sleep Res. Available online Feb 16. This study indicates that the use of computers and mobile telephones in… Read more »

Can I protect my kids’ media use at school? On the bus?

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Q: How do I protect my children against what I consider to be harmful media when they are at school or on the bus?
A: Don’t leave this issue to be regulated by the bus driver, the other riders, or the school. Inform and empower your child to make sound media decisions for him or herself.