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Parents refuse cancer treatment for 6 year old child

Parents refuse cancer treatment for 6 year old child

The parents of a six year old boy in Australia have said that they have refused cancer treatment for six year old son and are opting for alternative treatment in Asia.

They defended their decision to refuse chemotherapy treatment for a malignant brain tumour, in an interview. Angela Kiszko and Adrian Strachan, who are form tehcity of Perth in Australia, said that they want alternative treatments for their son's medulloblastoma instead ofchemotherapy and radiotherapy as recommended by their doctors.

Orion Health gets lucrative deal from Metro North

Orion Health gets lucrative deal from Metro NorthOrion Health has been successfully in getting a lucrative contract from Metro North, which is the biggest health service provider in the state of Queensland in Australia.

Orion Health is a leading health systems software company and it is the company's second large contract in a fortnight. The company had announced in the previous week that it is entering into a contract with a major American healthcare provider.

Study shows premature babies are at higher risk of infections

Study shows premature babies are at higher risk of infectionsAccording to a new research study, premature babies are a t a much higher risk of infectious diseases.

Mental health patient loses bid to remove smoking ban at hospital

Mental health patient loses bid to remove smoking ban at hospital

A mental health patient in Melbourne has lost a bid to remove a smoking ban at a high security mental health hospital.

Investigators probing Bacchus Marshpractitioners over baby deaths

Investigators probing Bacchus Marshpractitioners over baby deaths

The health regulator in Australia has said that it is conducting an investigation on practitioners working at Melbourne's Bacchus Marsh hospital over several baby deaths.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) said that it is reviewing thousands of pages of clinical records" to aid investigation into stillbirths and newborn deaths in 2013 and 2014 that is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has not disclosed the number of practitioners being investigated at the hospital.

Qantas Teams with ViaSat Ka-band to Offer Super-speed In-flight Wi-Fi to Passengers from Next Year

Qantas Teams with ViaSat Ka-band to Offer Super-speed In-flight Wi-Fi to Passeng

Qantas announced it is teaming with ViaSat Ka-band for offering free high-speed connectivity to customers staring from next year.

ViaSat will deliver Qantas passengers with speed and capacity that is enough to stream movies, watch TV shows and log onto news and live sports.

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, said, "The sheer size of the Australian landmass creates some significant challenges for in-flight connectivity but the recent launch of NBN's satellite has opened up new opportunities that we plan to take advantage of with ViaSat's help."

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