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Deakin academics find acne antibiotic could treat depression

Researchers at Deakin University have found that an antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with depression. The Geelong-based academics took a biological approach to treating major depression by adding a daily dose of minocycline – a broad-spectrum antibiotic that has been prescribed since 1971 – to the usual treatment of 71 people with the illness.

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