HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine theme issue on children and the media

Studies featured in the April Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine theme issue on children and the media include the following:

Violent Video Games May Contribute to Negative Health Attitudes and Behaviors

In a small study of male undergraduates, those who played a violent video game had greater increases in diastolic blood pressure, greater negative affect (tendency toward anxiety, depression and anger), more permissive attitudes toward using alcohol and marijuana and more uncooperative behavior than those who played a video game with a low violence content. Sonya S. Brady, Ph.D., now at University of California, San Francisco, and Karen A. Matthews, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, recruited 100 men aged 18 to 21 years. Participants were assigned to play either Grand Theft Auto III, a highly violent game, or The Simpsons: Hit and Run, which involves driving through a city to complete various non-violent tasks. After playing for ten minutes, they completed a variety of physiological and psychological evaluations. "Results of the present study suggest that media violence exposure may predispose adolescents and young adults toward greater engagement in general health risk behaviors and toward tension and conflict in social interactions with others," the authors conclude. "Adolescents and their parents may benefit from media education campaigns."
(Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160:341-347.)

Children Who Watch Violent TV May Spend Less Time with Friends

In a national survey of more than 3,500 children, those who watched more violent television spent less time with their friends. David S. Bickham, Ph.D., and Michael Rich, M.D., M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, analyzed time-use diaries completed by the children's primary caregivers. Children's activities were reported during every minute of two randomly selected days, one weekday and one weekend. Parents also wrote down who else was p
'"/>

Contact: JAMA/Archives Media Relations Department
mediarelations@jama-archives.org
312-464-5262
JAMA and Archives Journals
3-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Study in recent issue of Clinical Pediatrics helps pediatricians to understand discipline practices
2. American Academy of Pediatrics awards top honors to leading child development expert at Brandeis
3. Special issue on cystic fibrosis in The Journal of Pediatrics
4. Adolescents with high-risk sexual attitudes attract peers with similar attitudes
5. Adolescent smokers have a greater risk of developing alcohol-use disorders than nonsmokers
6. Adolescent girls more active if neighborhoods have parks
7. Adolescent brains are insensitive to alcohol for a short time, but at great cost
8. Adolescent condom use with casual versus main partners
9. Adolescents who watch smoking in movies are more likely to try smoking
10. Adolescents feel less biological pressure to head to bed early
11. Adolescents HIV risk reduced with community intervention

Post Your Comments:
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Healthegy, ... announced the two leaders who will deliver keynote presentations at the upcoming Digital ... Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston. , Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum, will deliver ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Based in Beverly Hills, Luxury ... truly superb luxury vehicles based on which of the latest and greatest vehicles their ... step forward in pursuit of this goal: a 2015 Rolls Royce Wraith rental ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... The Western ... and Mildred Goldstein Charitable Trust to establish the Abraham and Mildred Goldstein Endowment ... months after WCHN recruited nationally known gynecologic oncologist Thomas J. Rutherford, MD, PhD ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Date and time: Oct. 3, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 ... Road, Bryn Athyn, Pa 19009 , Cost: $50 per person; includes lunch , The ... best-selling author Sam Keen based on his new book which he co-authored with his ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, cloud analytics and workflow solutions today ... The series enables pharmaceutical researchers to participate in interactive programs in which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum and Jonathan Bush, CEO of AthenaHealth to Address Healthcare Entrepreneurs and Investors at 5th Annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit 2Health News:Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum and Jonathan Bush, CEO of AthenaHealth to Address Healthcare Entrepreneurs and Investors at 5th Annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit 3Health News:Luxury Line Auto Rental Announces Addition of the Rolls Royce Wraith to their Luxury Fleet 2Health News:Western Connecticut Health Network Receives $1 Million Gift to Establish Ovarian Cancer Research Endowment 2Health News:Western Connecticut Health Network Receives $1 Million Gift to Establish Ovarian Cancer Research Endowment 3Health News:justCommunity, Inc. and Bryn Athyn Men’s Groups Present Workshop on Family Reconciliation 2Health News:ERT Announces Web Seminar Series on Optimizing Trial Data Collection & Gaining Real-Time Data Insights 2Health News:ERT Announces Web Seminar Series on Optimizing Trial Data Collection & Gaining Real-Time Data Insights 3
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015   About ELISA test ... common laboratory technologies that is used for measuring the ... solution. ELISA test uses various types of enzymes such ... the result is detected by photometry or fluorometry. ELISA ... of various infectious diseases such as HIV, pernicious anemia, ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Sept. 2, 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l8z67c/pharmaceutical ... Affairs in China (Basel, Switzerland - November 26-27, 2015)" ... provide a detailed overview of the key areas of pharmaceutical ... Hong Kong , Macau and ... - All important aspects of gaining and maintaining a ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015  Seeger Weiss LLP is ... trial will commence October 13, 2015. ... 510K fast-track approval program, Zimmer NexGen knee implant surpassed ... requires that companies provide evidence that the product is ... order to gain permissions. In 2001, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa) Testing Market 2015-2019 2Global Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa) Testing Market 2015-2019 3Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in China Seminar: Basel, Switzerland - November 26-27, 2015 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That Zimmer NexGen Knee MDL Bellwether Trial Date Set For October 13, 2015 2
Cached News: