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 »

How might kids experience the final Potter film?

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CMCH staff contributed the following post to Thriving, Children's Hospital Boston's pediatric health blog, about the final installment of Harry Potter.  Last night at midnight, the final installment of the Harry Potter movies opened in theaters, creating exhilaration and, maybe, a sense of loss for those who have grown up with Hogwarts on the brain… Read more »

Will new, graphic tobacco health warnings affect kids?

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CMCH staff contributed the following post to Thriving, Children's Hospital Boston's pediatric health blog, in response to questions about how the FDA's newly released requirements for cigarette packaging might affect kids. Q: Will new, graphic tobacco health warnings affect kids? A: Last week, the FDA released new requirements for labels on cigarette packaging, which will… 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 »

International Research Summit on Media Effects on Child Health and Development

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Please join CMCH at the ICA Annual Meeting 2011  Pre-conference of the Children, Adolescent, Media  (CAM) Interest Group as we discuss Media, Child Health, and Wellbeing: Setting the Research Agenda.    Where: Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA When: May 26, 2011, 9:00am – 4:30pm Pre-conference Registration: http://www.icahdq.org/conferences/2011/ $100/person *Reserve your place early; to encourage productive… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-April 5

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Dixon, H.G., Warne, C. D.; Scully, M.; Wakefield, M.A.; & Dobbinson, S.J.(2011). Does the portrayal of tanning in Australian women’s magazines relate to real women’s tanning beliefs and behavior? Health Education & Behavior, 38(2),132-142. This study found that among… Read more »