A German study of 137 teens found a "significant relationship between shortened sleep time and duration of daily television viewing." Furthermore, the data showed a connection between watching horror movies and having symptoms of insomnia. You can see other studies on media and sleep in the CMCH Database of Research.
Other research out this month:
- Baker, IR et al. An asset-based community initiative to reduce television viewing in New York state.
- Beaudoin, CE et al. Promoting healthy eating and physical activity short-term effects of a mass media campaign.
- Clark, L, Tiggemann, M. Sociocultural influences and body image in 9- to 12-year-old girls: the role of appearance schemas.
- Huhman, ME et al. Evaluation of a National Physical Activity Intervention for Children VERB Campaign, 2002-2004.
- Shoja, MM et al. Video game epilepsy in the twentieth century: A review.
- Zabinski, MF et al. Patterns of sedentary behavior among adolescents.