Recently Published Studies on the Topics of Media, Children and Health

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Gopinath, B., et al. (2012). Physical activity and sedentary behaviors and health-related quality of life in adolescents. Pediatrics, available online June 11. This study results revealed that physically active children had higher health-related quality of life scores compared with… Read more »

CMCH Database: Browse by Subject

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Today we are going to explore the CMCH Database of Research’s Browse by CMCH Subject search tool. All of the citations in the DoR are cataloged using a specialized taxonomy (or keywords) developed by CMCH and you can use "Browse by CMCH Subject" search function to explore it. Understanding the taxonomy There are  four major subject terms: Health, Media… Read more »

CMCH Database: Full-Text Availability

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The CMCH Database of Research (DoR) is a database of citations on children, media and health and it's freely available online.  You can read the abstracts and in the process of adding new citations to the database, we try to find free full-text version of the article and make it available within the citation record. Now let's… Read more »

Research Toolbox: CMCH Database- Advanced Search

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The CMCH Database of Research (DoR) can be searched using three different tools: Advanced Search, Guided Search, and Browse by CMCH Subject. Today were are going to explore the Advanced Search function and try out an example search for violence and video games. Step One: Go to the CMCH DoR Advanced Search page. Here you… Read more »

New Study: Systematic Review of Effective Strategies for Reducing Screen Time Among Young Children

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A new systematic review by CMCH Staff Scientist Dr. Marie Evans Schmidt and other researchers looked at strategies to reduce screen time among children 12 years and younger. The authors found 47 studies that met their inclusion criteria with 29 that effectively reduced TV viewing or screen-media use. The researchers found that the most effective… Read more »

Research Toolbox: NIH Database of Images

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A new resource for finding images in biomedical and life sciences literature was just made available. This database of images will have more than 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life sciences journals. The database was developed and will be maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Children/Youth, Media, and Health Databases

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Looking for freely available, comprehensive, bibliographic databases on the topics of media literacy, media, children, and health? Explore these four databases: The Center on Media and Child Health’s Database of Research, Children’s Hospital, Boston The Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) offers a comprehensive online database of peer-reviewed  research on media and child health…. Read more »