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Find out How Family Separation May Affect a Child’s Brain

Doctors have long known that separating families and other traumatic events can damage children’s well-being. More recent research has shed some light on how that may happen: Severe early adversity may cause brain changes and “toxic stress,” resulting in lasting psychological and physical health problems.

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Market fire kills 15 in Kenya capital

A fire at Nairobi’s Gikomba market killed 15 people on Thursday, a government official said, less than a year after a blaze to destroyed much of the Kenyan capital’s largest open-air market.