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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 »

Links between stigma, suicidal thoughts and less HIV testing in Nigerian men who have sex with men

The qualitative subsample differed in that they were more likely to be in the medium or high stigma classes, to have experienced suicidal ideation (46%), to have had an HIV test (75%), and were older on average than the quantitative sample. Qualitative findings revealed that stigma resulted in isolation, emotional distress, avoidant behavior, enduring feelings… Read More »