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‘Broken’ care system for most vulnerable

Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a “broken” care system, a report warns. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says it knows of at least 62 adults and children that have been living in segregation in mental health hospitals for long periods of time. Health Secretary Matt Hancock,… Read More »

Scientists succeed in testing potential brain-based method to diagnose autism

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have taken the first step in developing an objective, brain-based test to diagnose autism. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the team was able to measure the response of autistic children to different environmental cues by imaging a specific part of the brain involved in assigning value to… Read More »