Here is our roundup for newsworthy articles from the past month:
Does Ridesharing Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes?
This study examined the impact of ridesharing services on motor vehicle crashes in 4 different cities.
A Debate Over Headgear in Girls' Lacrosse
This New York Times article describes the contentious battle over headgear in high school and collegiate girls' lacrosse.
Suicide and Smartphone Use in Teens
Using Spit Test to Diagnose Concussion
A new study finds that a spit test may be an accurate way to diagnose prolonged concussion symptoms in children.
Injuries in Young Children with Autism
A new study finds that young children with autism are not at increased risk for unintentional injury.
More Than Concussions: Football-Related Injuries
Risks from playing football are not only limited to concussions, but also include many other disabling and costly injuries, as described in this STAT First Opinion article.
Dangerous Toys this Holiday Season
Shopping for young children this holiday season? The annual survey of hazardous toys from the Pennsylvania Public Interest Group can be found here.
Machine Learning to Identify Suicidal Thoughts
This new study found that a machine-learning system could identify individuals with suicidal thoughts based on fMRI scans.
Depression is Rising
According to this new study, depression in the US is on the rise, notably among adolescents.
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