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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

18 Sep 2017

Pregnant moms who take folic acid cut autism risk from pesticides

(Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers took folic acid supplements early in their pregnancies were less likely to develop autism, even when the pregnant moms were exposed to pesticides linked to the neurodevelopmental disorder, a new study found.

12 Sep 2017

Moms most exposed to pesticides more likely to have preterm babies

(Reuters Health) - Women exposed to the highest quantities of agricultural pesticides in California’s San Joaquin Valley while pregnant were at heightened risk of giving birth prematurely and delivering low-weight infants, a new study found.

11 Sep 2017

Doctors who take pharmaceutical money use Twitter to hype drugs

(Reuters Health) - Some cancer doctors use Twitter to promote drugs manufactured by companies that pay them, but they almost never disclose their conflicts of interest on the social media platform, a new study shows.

07 Sep 2017

Abortion via telemedicine as safe as seeing doctor in person

(Reuters Health) - Though 18 states insist that doctors see abortion patients in person, new research shows that medication abortion is just as safe when doctors guide patients in the use of abortion-inducing drugs using remote video technology.

21 Aug 2017

American surgeons poorly prepared for humanitarian operations

(Reuters Health) - A Haitian physician taught American-trained vascular surgeon Dr. David Kuwayama how to perform C-sections in a Caribbean clinic, and a Congolese surgeon taught him other basic surgical procedures in an African war zone.

16 Aug 2017

Partial lead-pipe replacements bring down levels of toxins

Reuters Health - New research clarifies the benefits of having utilities replace municipal lead water-service lines, even when the pipe that enters a home continues to be made of the metal that can impair children’s brain development.

11 Aug 2017

Should older doctors be examined, tested or forced to retire?

(Reuters Health) - At 81, Dr. Frank Stockdale continues to see breast cancer patients and believes he offers them the wisdom and knowledge from his more than 50 years of oncology practice.

09 Aug 2017

Underground safe haven keeps drug users off street, may save lives

Reuters Health - While policymakers continue to block supervised injection sites in the U.S., a nonprofit secretly opened an unlicensed five-booth facility where visitors shoot up heroin and other drugs under the watchful eye of trained staff.

08 Aug 2017

Undocumented immigrants less likely to be arrested for drugs, alcohol

(Reuters Health) - New research contradicts politicians’ claims that undocumented immigrants are prone to criminal trespasses.

02 Aug 2017

Oversupply of pain pills after surgery helps fuel opioid epidemic

Reuters Health - More than two-thirds of surgery patients in a recent study had prescription opioids left over after they recovered from their operations, and the vast majority failed to safely store or dispose of the often misused and abused pills, researchers say.

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