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Medical News Today: Benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine for newborns

There is no cure for hepatitis B infection, so doctors rely on vaccinations to help prevent it. Hepatitis B attacks the liver and may lead to life-threatening complications without treatment. Hepatitis B infection is a potentially serious condition. According to a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy, newborns should now get their first hepatitis… Read More »

Aussies warned of ‘vaccine fatwa’

Indonesia’s immunisation campaign is in crisis. In August, its Muslim leadership officially forbade the use of the measles and rubella vaccine. Its followers have taken the ruling to heart — with a dramatic drop in vaccinations. The religious proclamation — a fatwa — is not legally recognised or enforceable. But the Indonesian Ulama Council’s followers… Read More »