Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI December 2018: Report Cards and Child Abuse, Climbing Gun-Related Deaths, Suicide and CTE, and more

January 2, 2019

Happy new year! Here is our monthly roundup of newsworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention.

Leading Cause of Death in US Children

A New England Journal of Medicine study finds that the leading causes of death in children are car crashes and guns. 

Using Football to Cope with a Brother's CTE and Suicide 

Ryan's older brother, a star college quarterback, died by suicide and was found to have CTE. Ryan, himself a football star, continues in football and tries to find a new path for his family to cope within the sport.

Friday Report Cards and Child Abuse

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics reports that there is an increase in child abuse on the Saturdays immediately following Friday report cards. 

Gun-Related Deaths Climb in the US

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that gun-related deaths increased for the third year in a row and were at an all time high since the beginning of Centers' 50-year-old-database. Most deaths were due to suicide.

Fear of Complacency with Self Driving Cars

Self driving cars may offer many convenience features, but drivers must stay alert and vigilant to remain safe.

Looking Back, and Ahead, With Injury Prevention Pioneers

In this article, pioneers in the field of injury prevention were asked to reflect on the accomplishments and disappointments of the field in the past 30+ years, and also to offer advice to young researchers.