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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.

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