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-Sept.13

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Hinkley, T., Salmon,J., Okely, A.D., et al. (2011). Preschoolers' physical activity, screen time and compliance with recommendations. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Available online September 3.  This study found that the majority of young children are not participating… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-August 30

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Barr-Anderson, D. J., Fulkerson, J.A., Smyth, M., et al. (2011). Associations of American Indian children's screen-time behavior with parental television behavior, parental perceptions of children's screen time, and media-related resources in the home. Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(5), A105. FULL TEXT.  The authors suggest that changes in parental television watching time, parental influence over children’s screen-time behavior, and availability… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-August 16

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Feng, D., Reed, D.B., Esperat, M.C., & Uchida, M. (2011). Effects of TV in the bedroom on young Hispanic children. American Journal of Health Promotion, 25(5), 310-318. This study found that most children in this low-income and Hispanic sample… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-July 19

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Boyland, E. J., Harrold, J. A., et al. (2011). Food commercials increase preference for energy-dense foods, particularly in children who watch more television. Pediatrics. Available online June 27.  This study found that exposure to television food commercials enhanced high… 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-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 Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-January 13

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Anderson, L. M. & Anderson, J. (2010). Barney and breakfast: Messages about food and eating in preschool television shows and how they may impact the development of eating behaviours in children. Early Child Development and Care,180(10), 1323-1336. This study  found that… Read more »

The Good News about Children and Media in 2010

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Q: It seems like all we ever hear about are the negative effects of media. What research has been done on using media in positive ways?
A: Indeed, studies in the past year indicate just how positive media can be for children and families when it is used in a controlled way, paying particular attention to its content and the context in which it is used.