Below are some newsworthy stories in the world of child injury prevention from September 2020:
Since the start of the pandemic, the frequency of gunshot injuries has risen to historic levels in St. Louis, including among children.
A recent review found no clear association between ADHD and clinical outcome following a sports-related concussion, although limitations of the studies to date speak to the need for further research in this area.
A recent study finds that electric scooter injuries are rising particularly among 15 to 25 year olds.
In a research letter to JAMA Pediatrics, CIRP@CHOP's Dr. Michael Nance reports that more than 90% of mass shootings occur within a mile of a school or where children gather.
The pandemic has potentially increased the risk of human trafficking, as well as the difficulty of identifying those who are trafficked and providing support to survivors, as described in an article in JAMA Pediatrics.
A study found that use of electronic tracking devices was associated with reduced frequency of elopement and reduced risk of injury as a result of elopement among children and teens on the autism spectrum.
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