Family Conflict and Suicide Risk

A new study conducted at the University of California, Davis, suggests that Asian Americans reporting family conflict were at three times greater risk for a suicide attempt than other Asian Americans. The risk was increased regardless of income, depression history, and gender. The researchers hypothesized that the emphasis on family harmony in many Asian cultures…

Eating disorders may be contageous

The April issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders published a study indicating that the symptoms of eating disorders tend to cluster within counties. The researchers suggest that prevention efforts should target schools or communities rather than individuals. You can read more here.

Unhappy people watch more TV

Researchers at the University of Maryland investigated the activities of happy and unhappy people in a study published in the December 2008 issue of Social Indicators Research. John Robinson and Steven Martin examined data collected from 45,000 people over more than 35 years as part of the General Social Survey. They found that people who…

Can dads get it right?

Parenting.com has posted a series of well-produced, entertaining videos in partnership with Juice Box Jungle. I found the headline, “Daddy Doesn’t Do It Right” and had to check it out. The brief video interviews mothers and fathers about their participation in childcare, and includes some not-so-surprising information: In this video: Over 25% of dads polled…