It has been a whirlwind week for most Americans, so if you need to break away from political news to catch up with your science news, you've come to the right place. This installment of In the News starts with an important study for patients with rare primary immunodeficiency diseases at risk of side effects from the rubella vaccine. Next,
Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, is a physician scientist on a mission. As scientific director and founder of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Winston oversees a diverse research portfolio aimed at preventing and addressing harm to children’s health.
A new report on teen driver safety from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm® shows encouraging trends among teen passengers. The report shows that teen passenger fatalities declined 30 percent in crashes involving teen drivers, most teen passengers “always” buckle up, and less than a quarter ride with drivers who were drinking.