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Two people were killed and five others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch by Dhaka-Chittagong highway near Saddam Market in Signboard area of the city on Friday, reports news agency UNB.The deceased were identified as Popy, 11, daughter of Mogol Ahmed of Boro Mehedipur village in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali district, and Mainul Hossain Pranto, 20, an HSC student and son of Mosharraf Hossain of Ramnandi in Sadar upazila of Noakhali.Mahmud, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Control Room, said the Raipur (Noakhali)-bound ‘Ekushey Paribahan’ bus from Dhaka plunged into the ditch after hitting a tree around 6:30am, leaving two people dead on the spot and five others injured.Of the injured, one was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital while others were given first aid.Meanwhile, the bodies were handed over to the respective family members for burial without postmortem, said sub-inspector of Jatrabari Police Station Awal Hossain.
Having a reliable, approachable and understanding relationship with spouse or partner, children and other immediate family members may put older adults at reduced risk of developing dementia, says a study.Conversely, negative social support characterised by experiences of critical, unreliable and annoying behaviour from spouse or partner, children and other immediate family is linked with increased risk, according to the 10-year follow-up study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”It is well known that having a rich network of close relationships, including being married and having adult children, is related to a reduced risk of cognitive decline and developing dementia,” said one of the study authors Mizanur Khondoker from University of East Anglia in England.”However, a relationship or social connection that does not work well can be a source of intense interpersonal stress, which may have a negative impact on both physical and mental health of older adults. It is not only the quantity of social connections, but the quality of those connections may be an important factor affecting older people’s cognitive health,” Khondoker explained. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe study was based on data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).The researchers analysed a decade of data that followed 10,055 core participants from ELSA who were dementia-free at the start of the study in 2002-2003. Participants were interviewed every two years during 2004-2012 and incidence of dementia was identified from self-reports by participants or information given by nominated informants.Measures of positive and negative experiences of social support were calculated at baseline (2002) using a set of six items within the ‘Health and lifestyle of people aged 50 and over’ questionnaire of ELSA. The scale ranged from one to four with higher values indicating more of positive or negative support.An increase of one point in the positive social support score led to up to a 17 per cent reduction in the instantaneous risk of developing dementia, the findings showed. But negative support scores showed stronger effects – an increase of one point in the negative support score led to up to 31 per cent rise in the risk.
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress claimed on Monday that the BJP leadership has deliberately cancelled its party president Amit Shah’s scheduled rally at Baruipur that falls under the Jadavpur parliamentary constituency, apprehending a feeble turnout.”They themselves have cancelled the rally as they were afraid that the rally might turn out to be a flop show,” TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said. The saffron party had earlier alleged that the TMC-led government in Bengal had denied permission to land Shah’s chopper in Baruipur for addressing the election rally. “The allegations are completely baseless. We had nothing to do with it,” Chatterjee added. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to local sources, the land owner who had rented out his property for the meeting, withdrew his consent at the last minute. Following the cancellation of the rally, clashes broke out between the workers of BJP and TMC in Baruipur. A senior TMC leader of the district said: “The BJP workers ransacked one of our local offices and attacked our party men.” A huge police contingent was stationed in Baruipur to thwart any untoward incident. Baruipur Purba and Baruipur Paschim are two Assembly constituencies under the Jadavpur parliamentary constituency, which along with eight other parliamentary constituencies are going to polls on May 19.