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Zoloft could treat deadly fungal infections

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Zoloft, one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the world, is also capable of inhibiting deadly fungal infections, according to new research.

Researchers from Texas A&M University studied the effect of Zoloft on the bacteria that causes cryptococcal meningitis, which claims more than half a million lives worldwide each year, according to a 2009 Center for Disease Control report.

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