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USA Today: Protection from middle-school whooping cough vaccine fades fast
The protection offered by middle-school whooping cough vaccines fades with each passing year, leaving teens vulnerable to infection as they age, a new study finds. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy, is quoted.
ABC News: Painful symptoms persist after Zika virus infection, Virginia woman says
A Virginia woman recounted her painful ordeal with the Zika virus and said she still has some lingering symptoms related to the earlier infection. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy, is quoted. Related stories were published by CBS News, U.S. News and World Report and Yahoo! News.
Reuters: Many cancer survivors face increased risk of heart disease
Many adult cancer survivors face an increased risk of heart disease, worsening their long-term survival odds beyond the effect of tumors alone, according to a United States study. Daniel Lenihan, professor of medicine, is quoted.
Bloomberg BNA: Class Action Litigation Report: More judges scrutinizing class claims data? If so, so what?
A California judge recently asked for data on claims rates before she would approve a class settlement over defective brakes in Nissan vehicles. She might be on to something big. This is not a common practice among judges in class actions, but maybe it should be. Attorneys on both sides of the class action bar say the move for transparency could have unexpected consequences. Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
L’Agence France-Presse (AFP): Super Bowl: un “quinqua” en pleine forme
Tickets for the highly anticipated 50th edition of Super Bowl Sunday in San Francisco, California, between Carolina and Denver, must pay a hefty price.
The NFL has a very strong business model that includes television advertising revenues. John Vrooman, senior lecturer in economics, is quoted. A related story was posted by Les Echos (France).
Chicago Tribune: Commentary: Enough madness: Just pay college athletes
As we approach March Madness, one wonders what it would take to knock the semiprofessional college sports behemoth off its financial and cultural perch.
The issue is not whether college athletes should be paid. The issue is that through the NCAA our nation’s universities collectively cap their players’ compensation, which in other businesses would violate Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, a criminal offense. It is now time to end the price-fixing that restrains compensation for college athletes, writes co-author John Siegfried, professor emeritus of economics.
Birmingham Times (Alabama): Study: Black college students face mental health crisis
According to a recent Vanderbilt University study, black students who succeed at elite universities may do so at the risk of their mental well-being. Study co-author Ebony McGee, assistant professor of education, diversity and urban schooling, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Meatless Mondays in Nashville? Here’s why & where to go!
The idea of Meatless Mondays is actually an international campaign that was introduced by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2003. The benefits of skipping meat just one day a week range from personal health effects to a larger scale impact on the planet. According to the campaign, if the world adopted Meatless Mondays we could reduce meat consumption by 15%, which would have the same impact on greenhouse gas emissions as taking 240 million cars off the road each year, writes Andrei Javier, clinical trials associate II. Javier features several area restaurants that offer vegetarian fare.
Nashville Post: Hillsboro Village property last home to Bosco’s, Sam’s sells for $8.3M
The 1920s-constructed Hillsboro Village masonry buildings last home to Bosco’s brewpub and Sam’s Sports Grill has been sold for $8.3 million. Vanderbilt University is mentioned.
- Associated Press: U.S. Zika case sparks questions about sex and mosquito germs
- Washington Post: What’s incredible about Republicans’ views on immigration is how much they’ve changed
- Washington Post: Opinion: Democrats love universal pre-K—and don’t seem to care that it may not work
- Wall Street Journal: Obama steps up pressure on college accreditors
- The Hill: Zika spreads into politics
- Foreign Affairs: Academics in foxholes: The life and death of the Human Terrain System
- Vox: Most teachers are overlooking huge numbers of gifted black students
- Huffington Post: Opinion: What if we all were treated the same by God?
- Times Higher Education: New and noteworthy – 28 January 2016
- Page Six: Jason Patric teams up with Wall Street financier to talk about parental rights
- Memphis Daily News (Tennessee): Minority leader Harris confident even on wrong side of supermajority
- Maryville Daily Times (Tennessee): Nashville classical master to play alongside Maryville orchestra students
- Nashville Scene: Sentenced without a trial
- The Tennessean: Skilled refugees struggle to access U.S. job market
- The Tennessean: 12th Awards: Healthstream wins for Entrepreneurial Culture
- New York Observer: Donald Trump could be on the verge of losing his most precious resource
- New York Observer: Opinion: Why Asian Americans don’t vote Republican
- New York Times: Zika infection transmitted by sex reported in Texas
- ABC News: Zika virus vaccine project launched by Sanofi Pasteur
- Reuters: Less than half of U.S. kids under age two fully vaccinated against flu
- CNBC: Super Bowl win is nice, but team value is built over years
- The Atlantic: The U.S. is running out of nurses
- The Fiscal Times: The real reason Republicans and Democrats can’t all just get along
- Health Leaders Media: After Medicaid expansion, a sharp drop in uninsured hospital stays
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Bright Flight scholarship loses some of its shimmer in Missouri
- HealthDay News: Scientists piggyback experimental HIV vaccine on cold viruses
- BrightSurf: VUMC study may offer answers for treating depression in alcoholics
- LiveScience: How Zika virus spreads: Chain of events explained
- Business Insider: Chipotle’s E. coli outbreak is getting even more fishy
- The Tennessean: Opinion: School vouchers have unintended consequences
- NBC News (Video): NBC News’ Willie Geist shares why he chose Vanderbilt in new video series
- New York Times: Zika virus a global health emergency, W.H.O. says
- Washington Post: A strange but accurate predictor of whether someone supports Donald Trump
- The Conversation: Why do fewer black students get identified as gifted?
- Nashville Post: VU finds first Innovation Center leader in Charlotte
- The Verge: Here’s what Theranos customers need to know
- Los Angeles Review of Books: On killing dogs
- Daily News (Memphis, Tennessee): New superintendent says ASD not monolithic
- The Tennessean: Vanderbilt adds property near campus
- The Tennessean: Ms. Cheap: Free Blair School concerts
- York Times: Opinion: Don’t rush to saddle children with the A.D.H.D. label
- New Yorker: Little Henry, happy at last
- MarketWatch: Fight to halt Zika virus faces this one problem
- Forbes: Bill Clinton’s second act focuses on public health
- Huffington Post: Opinion: A conversation about single parenting: Advice on how teachers and others can help make a difference
- Forbes: 2016 guide to college financial aid, the FAFSA and CSS Profile
- U.S. News & World Report: 5 ways to build a medical school application list
- USA Today: 5 tips from teaching assistants on how to get ahead this semester
- Poets & Quants: The MBAs leading FT 500 companies
- Modern Healthcare: The new basic training for next gen physicians
- Cleveland Plain Dealer: Preschool helps kids, but how much? And who does it help most?
- SpokaneFAVS (Washington): Scholar Amy-Jill Levine to present on Christian, Jewish commonalities this weekend in Spokane
- Arkansas Business: Facebook posts raise questions for employers
- Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, Tennessee): Q&A: Milton native honored as top Vandy senior
- The Tennessean: Sleep expert takes steps to get more slumber
- The Tennessean: Scott Hamilton shines light on sick kids
- The Tennessean: Opinion: Let’s admit that fear causes war; love is the antidote
- The Tennessean: Nashville schools director task force offers recommendations
- Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, Tennessee): Grants to help gifted education