Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 01, 2010
Earlier bedtimes may help protect adolescents against depression and suicidal thoughts
A study in the Jan. 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that adolescents with bedtimes that were set earlier by parents were significantly less likely to suffer from depression and to think about committing suicide, suggesting that earlier bedtimes could have a protective effect by lengthening sleep duration and increasing the likelihood of getting enough sleep.

Study links restless leg syndrome with erectile dysfunction in older men
A study in the Jan. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that erectile dysfunction was more common in older men with restless leg syndrome (RLS) than in those without RLS, and the magnitude of this association increased with a higher frequency of RLS symptoms.

Chronic sinusitis patients experience improved quality of life after endoscopic sinus surgery
Upwards of 76 percent of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis experienced significant quality of life improvements after undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery, according to new research in the January 2010 issue of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.
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