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Sleep-deprived doctors-in-training more likely to make serious errors

October 28, 2004 Executive Editor 0

From prescribing overdoses to sticking a tube in the wrong vein, doctors-in-training made one-third more serious mistakes during typically long shifts than they did during “short” 16-hour ones, a Harvard study found.

Those first-year interns were wired up with electrodes to measure how often their sleepy eyes rolled, and they ended up nodding off more than five times a night during long shifts.

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State urges court to revive abortion ban, order trial

October 28, 2004 Executive Editor 0

RICHMOND (AP) – A judge lacked sufficient medical evidence to declare a law banning a type of late-term abortion unconstitutional, a lawyer for the state told a federal appeals court Tuesday.

William E. Thro, the state solicitor general, urged a three-judge panel of the 4th U.

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Upcoming Sports Events

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NCAA

Thursday, Oct. 28

Women’s soccer vs. Old Dominion, 7 p.m.
VCU has lost three of its past four, including a 3-2 loss to George Mason on Sunday. The Rams gave up three goals altogether in a 10-game stretch from Sept. 5 to Oct. 9 when they went 9-1. The Rams could knock off conference-leading ODU with a win Thursday and another win in Saturday’s senior game against William & Mary.

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Which team will pass the test?

October 28, 2004 Executive Editor 0

NFL Game of the Week: New England Patriots(6-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers(5-1)
Thinking of ways to describe the Patriots winning streak is getting pretty tired. This week they face a surprisingly formidable opponent in the Steelers, a team virtually no one was picking to make any noise this season.