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According to new research by academics from University of Melbourne and Monash University, using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace contributes to good mental health for many users. 

Homophobia and inadequate social support are contributing to high rates of mental health problems and alcohol use among lesbian and bisexual women, a University of Melbourne study has found.

The teen years can be hell – both for the teenager and the parents. To help make these difficult years easier, a new e-booklet prepared by The University of Melbourne and Orygen Youth Health Research Centre in partnership with beyondblue offers parents practical advice to help protect their adolescent children from depression and anxiety.

A world-first completed clinical study by an Australian team has found Kava, a medicinal South Pacific plant, significantly reduced the symptoms of people suffering anxiety.