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Med’s Mahmoud Ghannoum talks about antibiotics killing beneficial bacteria

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Daily MailMahmoud Ghannoum, professor at the School of Medicine, pointed out how antibiotics also kill beneficial bacteria in the human body. “When you kill both the infecting agent and the good bacteria … fungi overgrows and causes infections,” he said.