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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

Jun 27 2017

Soldiers who smoke may be more likely to get hurt during training

(Reuters Health) - Pulled muscles and broken bones are common during military training and even more common among soldiers who smoke, according to a review of past research.

Jun 21 2017

Air pollution tied to survival odds for liver cancer patients

(Reuters Health) - For people diagnosed with liver cancer, living in an area with heavy air pollution from industry, traffic or smoke is linked to lower odds of survival, a California study finds.

Jun 16 2017

Sleeping-in on weekends linked to lower body weight

(Reuters Health) - - Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study in South Korea.

Jun 09 2017

Medical costs of bike crashes on the rise

(Reuters Health) - Over the last two decades, the number of people injured in bicycle accidents in the U.S. has been rising and the cost of each crash has also gone up, according to a recent study.

Jun 07 2017

Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression

(Reuters Health) - Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say.

May 31 2017

Military couples who avoid problems fare worse after deployment

(Reuters Health) - Military families face many stresses and partners who tend to avoid dealing with issues directly before a deployment are more likely to have mental health and relationship problems after the soldier returns home, according to a recent U.S. study.

May 19 2017

Personal music playlists may reduce medication use with dementia

(Reuters Health) - Nursing home residents with dementia who listen to a personalized music playlist may need less psychotropic medication and have improved behavior, a recent study suggests.

May 18 2017

Morning daylight exposure tied to a good night’s sleep

Workers who are exposed to sunlight or bright indoor lights during the morning hours sleep better at night and tend to feel less depressed and stressed than those who don’t get much morning light, according to a recent study.

May 12 2017

Lifetime risk of hand arthritis may be over 40 percent

(Reuters Health) - Osteoarthritis, a painful condition in which the tissue between bones wears down, frequently affects people in old age and a new study finds that as many as 4 in 10 people may develop the condition in their hands.

May 11 2017

UK military health workers feel ill-equipped to manage women’s care

Although women make up a tenth of the UK military, many medical workers feel they don’t have the training or guidance to handle women’s health issues among troops on deployment, a small study found.

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