Trost et al evaluate the effects of active video gaming on physical activity and weight loss in children participating in an evidence-based weight management program delivered in the community.
Tiberio et al examine the potential influences of maternal and paternal monitoring of child media exposure and children’s general activities on body mass index in middle childhood.
Bernhardt et al determine how children interpreted depictions of milk and apples in television advertisements for children’s meals by McDonald’s and Burger King.
Gilbert-Diamond et al assess the prospective association between a bedroom television and change in body mass index, independent of television viewing, in a nationally representative sample of US children and adolescents.
van Geel et al examine the relationship between peer victimization and suicidal ideation or suicide attempts in children and adolescents.
Lewis and colleagues use Google to examine and evaluate the scope and quality of health-information websites retrieved from NSSI search terms.
Gentile et al aim to determine whether cognitive and/or emotional variables mediate the effect of violent video game play on aggression and whether the effect is moderated by age, sex, prior aggressiveness, or parental monitoring.
Marinelli et al examined the association between hours of television viewing and sleep duration in preschool and school-aged children. They performed a longitudinal, multicenter study among birth cohorts in Menorca, Sabadell, and Valencia counties from the Spanish Infancia y Medio Ambiente (environment and childhood) project.
In a cohort study, Magee and coauthors examine whether bidirectional relationships exist between sleep duration and media use among a representative sample of 3427 Australian children obtained from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, and whether these associations are moderated by child- and household-related factors.
Jiang et al assessed the effect of a short message service (SMS) intervention on infant feeding practices using a quasiexperimental design with follow-up measures at 4, 6, and 12 months at 4 community health centers. Mothers in the intervention group received weekly SMS messages about infant feeding from the third trimester to 12 months’ post partum.
Gentile and colleagues determine the prospective effects of parental monitoring of children’s media on physical, social, and academic outcomes.
Hinkley et al investigate the possible dose-response associations of young children’s electronic media use with their later well-being.