Experiments attempting to explain why bats can be infected with many viruses at a time without succumbing to diseases such as COVID-19—knowledge that could help us to reduce the threat to humans of infectious disease—have struggled until now with the fact that live wild bats make poor research subjects. To overcome this obstacle, for the first time researchers have grown rousette bat “organoids,” which reproduce intestines in vitro.
Original Article: medicalxpress.com
Balearics Coronavirus Figures for Sunday, January 16
The Sunday report from the Balearic health ministry indicates 2,496 new positive cases of coronavirus, which are 1,228 fewer than reported on Saturday.
There are 1,854 cases in Mallorca, 340 in Ibiza, 173 in Minorca and 20 in Formentera, with others unassigned. On Saturday the cases were Mallorca 2,891, Ibiza 451, Minorca 238, Formentera 27.
The test rate is 33.65% based on 7,418 tests, a lower number than on Saturday by more than 3,600. The rate on Saturday was 33.51%.
On hospital wards, there are 328 Covid patients, eleven more than on Saturday – Mallorca 271 (+8), Ibiza 46 (+4), Minorca 11 (-1). The ICU Covid occupancy rate has risen from 25.51% to 26.10%, two more patients and a total of 88 – Mallorca 77 (+1), Ibiza seven (+1), Minorca four.
Primary care in the Balearics is monitoring 58,292 people, an increase of 877. In Mallorca specifically, the number is 46,033, up 493.
The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is 180,117. The ministry has confirmed three more deaths – the total is 1,091.
Vaccination – 973,344 people have had at least one dose (86.98% of the target population), 1,307 more than on Saturday. With the complete course, there are 933,318 people, 83.40% and 274 more.
Balearics Promoting ‘tourism of the Future’
The Fitur tourism fair in Madrid starts on Wednesday and will run until Sunday. For the Balearics, the four islands will be represented at a stand of 1,000 square metres, its design having been “inspired by the Mediterranean”.
Of presentations to be made, the councils from the four islands will be outlining their latest developments on Thursday. On Wednesday, President Armengol and tourism minister, Iago Negueruela, will present ‘The tourism of the future: Strategy and policies for achieving the goals of sustainable development’.
Coinciding with the fair, the government’s tourism agency, Aetib, will be launching an advertising campaign at the national level. This will promote the Balearic tourism model for the future and seek to encourage more Spanish tourists to come to the islands.
Original Source: majorcadailybulletin.com
Visceral Fat: Increasing Sleep Shown to Lower Visceral Fat Gain by 26% – How Long to Sleep
VISCERAL fat forms around the abdomen. A build up of too much visceral fat is dangerous as it can begin to affect internal organs. The less visceral or abdominal fat a person has, the fitter they will be and the longer they will live. One study recommends something that sounds bizarre, that people should sleep on it.
Source Here: express.co.uk
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