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About Jessica Steventon

Jessica Steventon  is a neuroscientist at Cardiff University and a British Science Association Media Fellow at openDemocracy. She has a keen interest in mental health, dementia and science communication. Follow her on Twitter: @JessSteventon

Articles by Jessica Steventon

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Egg freezing: a misplaced solution to society’s failure of women?

Egg freezing is marketed as a choice-enhancing tool to empower women. With motherhood increasingly devalued socially, is this technology an opportunistic shift of society’s failings onto women? 

Is statistics the prize weapon in the Zika arms race?

International political wrangling is stymieing progress in fighting Zika at the cost of a swelling number of infected pregnant women. With no vaccine or medicine to treat the virus, do statisticians hold the answer?

Sweet poison: why our brains need a sugar tax

Sugar may not just be harming your waistline, but also your brain.

‘Less than human’: does asylum system harm child refugees’ mental health?

The UK government has agreed to accept an unspecified number of unaccompanied child asylum seekers. With escalating anti-immigration rhetoric, will inadequate mental health provisions exacerbate trauma?

Radical thinking: can violent extremism be prevented by addressing mental health?

Against a backdrop of increasingly frequent violent extremism, we must explore the possibility of avoiding future atrocities by addressing the mental health needs of would-be terrorists.

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