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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

13 Jul 2018

Within opioid abuse epidemic, infectious disease epidemic emerges

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is a new epidemic of hepatitis C, HIV, and other infections within the opioid abuse epidemic, according to participants in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop.

10 Jul 2018

Multivitamin-mineral supplements do not reduce heart disease, deaths

(Reuters Health) - Taking multivitamins and minerals does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease or associated deaths, according to a new review of existing research.

09 Jul 2018

Fewer older black patients survive long-term after cardiac arrest in the hospital

(Reuters Health) - After a cardiac arrest in the hospital, older black patients don't survive as long as older white patients, new data show.

09 Jul 2018

Team mix affects operating room social behavior

(Reuters Health) - Social behavior in the operating room is significantly affected by the mix of professional roles and the surgeon's gender, according to researchers who observed 200 surgical procedures.

06 Jul 2018

Mom's healthy lifestyle lowers child's risk of obesity

(Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers stick to healthy lifestyle practices are less likely to be obese than children of less healthy moms, researchers report.

03 Jul 2018

Minor stroke needs quick medical attention, too

(Reuters Health) - Minor strokes and "mini-strokes," or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), need early medical attention, just like major strokes, but a public education campaign in the UK had little success convincing the public to act fast after these events.

29 Jun 2018

Giving birth in water appears safe for mother and infant

(Reuters Health) - Giving birth in water, also known as immersion labor and delivery or waterbirth, appears safe for mother and baby, at least when it takes place in a hospital. 

13 Jun 2018

Experimental blood tests predict week of pregnancy and preterm birth risk

(Reuters Health) - Women could soon know how far along they are in pregnancy and their risk of premature delivery using simple blood tests, researchers say.

08 May 2018

Prostate cancer screening: the decision is up to you

(Reuters Health) - Men aged 55 to 69 years should be informed of the possible benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening and then make their own decision on whether or not to be screened, according to the latest recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

03 May 2018

Overactive immune response linked to hair graying

(Reuters Health) - An overactive immune response, which can occur with viral infections, could result in sudden hair graying, according to research in mice.

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