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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.

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Africa's rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk, says Gates

LONDON Rapid population growth in some of Africa's poorest countries could put at risk future progress towards reducing global poverty and improving health, according to a report by the philanthropic foundation of Bill Gates.

13 Sep 2018

Cancer deaths rise to 9.6 million as populations grow and age

LONDON, Sept 12 Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday.

13 Sep 2018

Half of Europe's clinical trials fail to report results despite EU rule

LONDON Almost half of all European-registered clinical trials - in which scientists test drug treatments, interventions or therapies in humans - have breached EU rules by failing to report results, according to an analysis published on Thursday.

04 Sep 2018

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk

More than a quarter of the world's adults - or 1.4 billion people - take too little exercise, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers, according to a World Health Organization-led study.

01 Aug 2018

Superbugs now also becoming resistant to alcohol disinfectants

LONDON Multidrug-resistant "superbugs" that can cause dangerous infections in hospitals are becoming increasingly resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectants designed to hold them at bay, scientists said.

26 Jul 2018

UNICEF warns of HIV crisis in teen girls, with 20 cases every hour

LONDON Teenagers, and particularly girls, are bearing the brunt of the global AIDS epidemic with around 30 adolescents becoming infected with HIV every hour, according to a report by the United Nations children's fund UNICEF.

18 Jul 2018

U.N. says global fight against AIDS is at 'precarious point'

LONDON Complacency is starting to stall the fight against the global AIDS epidemic, with the pace of progress not matching what is needed, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2018

U.N. says global fight against AIDS is at 'precarious point'

LONDON Complacency is starting to stall the fight against the global AIDS epidemic, with the pace of progress not matching what is needed, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2018

UN says global fight against AIDS is at "precarious point"

LONDON, July 18 Complacency is starting to stall the fight against the global AIDS epidemic, with the pace of progress not matching what is needed, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

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