Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI May 2023
May 2, 2023

Catch up with newsworthy pediatric injury prevention articles from April 2023 gathered by CHOP's Dr. Patty Huang.

New Report On Health Behaviors of Teens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary and Trends Report, which includes data on health behaviors among high school students. The report describes experiences related to sexual behaviors, substance use, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, among others. 

Self-Poisoning Attempts By Teens

A new study found a worrying increase in the rate of suspected suicide attempts by self-poisoning among adolescents during the pandemic, particularly among those ages 10 to 12.

Bans on Medical Care for Transgender People

This important analysis provides an up-to-date summary of the nationwide attempts to restrict medical care for transgender youth and adults. 

Emergency Visits for Suicidal Thinking

A new report found that emergency department visits for suicidal thinking was highest among 14 to 18 year olds.

Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth

This CHOP PolicyLab post shares resources for supporting the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth.

The Dangers of E-Bike Batteries

A recent fire that killed a child and a young adult was likely caused by an e-bike battery, part of an unfortunate and growing trend in New York City. 

Long-Term Health Impact of Strong Parent-Teen Relationships 

A new study from CHOP found that adolescents who had stronger relationships with their parents had higher levels of general health in adulthood.