Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Wednesday news: Knife in head | Medevac helicopters | EV71 alert | Left behind parents | DTP boosters | Salt intake

Surgeons in Huashan are to remove  30cm knife embedded in the temple of a young man after a knife throwing game went badly wrong.

Beijing is to get two medical evacuation helicopters the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Rescue Center says, fitted with resuscitation medical equipment such as ECG monitors and defibrillators.

Shanghai parents warned to be vigilant for symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease after two child deaths.

China has millions of 'left behind' elderly people with unmet social, medical and psychological needs, as their children have migrated to cities for work.

Booster vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis  are needed at seven and twelve years of age because of waning vaccine efficacy, researchers in Henan say.

Chinese people eat twice the recommended daily intake of salt and need to cut down on added salt and soy sauce, experts say in the Lancet.

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