Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI December 2020
January 5, 2021

Better Understanding of Firearm Injury

A newly published study examined national fatal and nonfatal firearm injury data, to better understand differences in injury rates based on mechanism and demographics.

When It’s Not Just Learning to Drive

In this New York Times essay, a mother describes the additional safety lessons she must teach her black teenagers while they are learning to drive.

Discussing Gun Safety

A new survey study found that less than 10% of adults ever discussed gun safety with their physician. Among adults in homes with children, the percentage was only slightly higher (12%).

Recall of Popular Medication

Due to a potential packaging defect (a hole in the bottom of the bottle) and subsequent risk for poisoning among children, nearly half a million Excedrin bottles have been recalled.

Increase in Non-Fatal Overdoses Among Children

Non-fatal drug overdoses increased among children under 15 years from 2016-2019, particularly due to stimulant substances such as cocaine and amphetamines.

Children Owning Guns

A new study explored why children and teenagers sought access to guns and found common themes of a strong desire to protect oneself and feeling unprotected by authority figures.

Children and Police Brutality

Black children were six times more likely and Hispanic children were three times more likely to be shot to death by police when compared to white children, according to a new study in Pediatrics.

Driving While Under the Influence of Marijuana

Nearly half of teens who use marijuana reported engaging in driving after using marijuana.