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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

02 Oct 2017

Switching to e-cigarettes could save 6.6 million American smokers: researchers

LONDON Up to 6.6 million early deaths in America might be averted over 10 years if smokers switched to e-cigarettes, and the nicotine delivery devices should be adopted as part of an "endgame for cigarette smoking", researchers said on Monday.

29 Sep 2017

Trial data suggest new typhoid shot could halve infection rate

LONDON A new typhoid vaccine developed by privately-held Bharat Biotech proved safe and highly immunogenic in a study and could be used to prevent millions of infections if it succeeds in final-stage clinical trials, researchers said on Friday.

27 Sep 2017

HIV rates on rise among over 50s in Europe

LONDON, Sept 27 Around one in six new cases of HIV diagnosed in Europe are in people over the age of 50, health officials said on Wednesday, showing a need to raise awareness and tailor testing programs to older generations.

22 Sep 2017

A daily half hour's exercise could prevent 1 in 12 early deaths, study shows

LONDON, Sept 22 People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study.

21 Sep 2017

Exclusive - Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year

LONDON Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 (55 pounds) per patient a year.

20 Sep 2017

Scientists edit embryos' genes to study early human development

LONDON, Sept 20 British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development.

14 Sep 2017

Mental disorders, poor diets and tobacco make the world sick

LONDON, Sept 15 Heart disease and tobacco ranked with conflict and violence among the world's biggest killers in 2016, while poor diets and mental disorders caused people the greatest ill health, a large international study has found.

13 Sep 2017

Progress on global poverty and disease at risk, Gates says

LONDON, Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Wednesday.

07 Sep 2017

Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

LONDON, Sept 7 The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday.

07 Sep 2017

Cognitive therapy found to cut 'cyberchondria' health anxiety

LONDON, Up to 20 percent of UK hospital appointments for heart or brain scans and other exploratory tests are taken up by patients suffering from excessive health anxiety or hypochondria, experts said on Thursday.

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