Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI February 2022

Check out our roundup of interesting articles about pediatric injury prevention from the past month:

The Fatal Cost of the Opioid Epidemic

A new study found that in 2015-2019, adolescents 10 to 19 years old lost nearly 200,000 years of life due to unintentional drug overdose.

The Dangers of Magnet Desk Toys

Popular high-powered magnet desk toys present a danger to children who may accidentally ingest them, resulting in a significant percentage of children requiring hospitalization and surgery.

A Greenlight for Adaptive Driving Beam Headlights

Automakers can now install adaptive driving beam headlight systems, which shine more light on empty sections of the road and less light on occupied areas of the road, on new vehicles. This should be helpful for allowing drivers to see objects in the distance without interfering with the visibility of drivers in other vehicles.

Reducing Disparities in Child Abuse Evaluations

A new report from CHOP's PolicyLab explores disparities in hospital-based child abuse evaluations and offers strategies to improve evaluations and reduce disparities. 

Automatc Braking Systems: Nighttime Effectiveness

Automatic braking systems, which reduce the rate of pedestrian crashes with injury by 30% during daylight, do not appear to reduce the rate of crashes in darkened conditions.