Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI April 2022
May 3, 2022

Catch up with newsworthy pediatric injury prevention articles from April 2022 gathered by CHOP's Dr. Patty Huang.

Rethinking How To Reduce Gun Fatalities

Since 2017, gun violence has been the leading cause of death from injury among children, adolescents, and young adults, overtaking motor vehicle crashes (MVCs). However, an article in the New England of Journal of Medicine suggests that public health strategies to reduce deaths from MVCs can also be applied to gun violence. 

Mental Health and Teens: In Their Own Words

Using the words of teens and their parents, this New York Times article details the increase in anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal behaviors among teenagers. 

The Risks of Counterfeit Pills

A new study found that deaths due to drug overdose among teens continued to rise in 2021; the majority of deaths were due to fentanyl, primarily from counterfeit versions of prescription medications that were laced with it.

Autism, ADHD, and Self-Harm

Autistic children and children with ADHD more frequently presented to the emergency department for intentional self-harm and other psychiatric conditions, compared to a random sample, according to a new study.

Safety Harnesses and Amusement Park Rides

A teen's recent tragic death on an amusement park ride inspires lawmakers to push for change to ride safety standards. 

Child Trafficking: Language Matters

Safety advocates call for media to take on a trauma-informed perspective when writing about victims of child trafficking.