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
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Egg freezing is marketed as a choice-enhancing tool to empower women. With motherhood increasingly devalued...
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...
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...
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Against a backdrop of increasingly frequent violent extremism, we must explore the possibility of avoiding future...