Researchers in London have completed a study for which they polled Bangladeshi students about clothing choices, and, after two years, assessed their mental health. Interestingly, they found that women who wore traditional Bangladeshi garments "were less likely to suffer later from psychological problems, such as depression," than those who assimilated. Men, however, seemed better adjusted if they wore Western clothing. A researcher says that perhaps conformity to tradition is more stressed to girls, and that such conformity may result in greater acceptance and security. [Scientific American]