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The No. 1 cause of death among children (and 60% of them are avoidable)

Some 20,360 children and teenagers died in the U.S. in 2016 and 60% of those fatalities were preventable injuries, according new study published in the peer-reviewed New England Journal of Medicine. The No. 1 cause: Motor vehicle accidents, which claimed the lives of more than 4,000 teenagers and children. Safety experts say that prevention efforts, awareness campaigns, more sophisticated cars designed to help prevent fatalities and better trauma care have cut the death rate of young people from such crashes in half in less than two decades.  Read more...

 

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