Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI September 2022
October 4, 2022

Catch up with newsworthy pediatric injury prevention articles from September 2022 gathered by CHOP's Dr. Patty Huang.

What Predicts Speeding?

A study analyzing the driving behaviors of young adults in a virtual reality driving simulator finds that sensation seeking traits were associated with faster average and maximum driving speeds. 

How Clinicians Discuss Gun Safety

Physicians in firearm-friendly states continue to face multiple challenges when it comes to discussing gun safety with their patients. 

Vaping Settlement

A recent investigation found that e-cigarette company Juul deliberately marketed its products to young people. Juul is ordered to pay $438.5 million to 34 states and will face continued restrictions of its marketing practices. 

Predicting Suicide Using Machine Learning

Using wearable sensors and tracking devices, researchers study whether machine learning can help to predict whether an individual will attempt suicide. 

Trends in Battery-Related ED Visits Among Children

Despite prevention efforts, battery-related emergency room visits continue to increase, particularly in very young children.

Helmet Use Among Youth in Sports

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement outlining best practices for increasing helmet use in recreational sports.