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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

May 18 2018

Parents' mental health issues may spoil children's friendships

(Reuters Health) - Parenting styles and a parent's mental health problems, particularly depression, play a role in a child's ability to keep friends in elementary school, suggests a recent study in Finland.

May 11 2018

Some teens may have mental health issues after weight-loss surgery

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents may develop new or worsening mental health problems after weight-loss surgery, particularly those who already had symptoms at the time of the procedure, according to a small U.S. study.

May 09 2018

Gaps remain in U.S. state policies on suicide prevention training

Most states don't require suicide prevention training for healthcare professionals and those that do vary widely in the scope of their policies, U.S. researchers say.

Apr 27 2018

Talk therapy may help soldiers combat insomnia

(Reuters Health) - Talk therapy for insomnia is effective at reducing insomnia, as well as mental fatigue, among military personnel, according to a new study.

Apr 25 2018

Mom's depression tied to kids' emotional, intellectual development

(Reuters Health) - A mother’s depression is linked with her children's development from infancy through adolescence, according to a new study.

Apr 11 2018

Irritability in childhood linked to teen suicide risk

(Reuters Health) - Most children experience mood swings from time to time, but kids with chronic irritability and serious depression or anxiety are at increased risk for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts in adolescence, suggests a large Canadian study.

Mar 22 2018

Severe combat wounds, PTSD tied to high blood pressure

(Reuters Health) - Members of the military who received severe combat wounds and have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an amplified risk of high blood pressure as well, according to a U.S. Veterans Affairs study.

Mar 15 2018

Sexual orientation top risk for suicidal thoughts in college freshmen

(Reuters Health) - Nearly one third of first-year college students have thought about suicide, according to a study across eight countries, and non-heterosexual identity or feelings were the biggest risks for this kind of thinking or behavior.

Mar 08 2018

A menthol cigarette ban may influence smokers to quit

(Reuters Health) - One month after Ontario fully banned menthol in cigarettes, twice as many menthol smokers attempted to quit compared to how many had predicted they would do so in the months leading up to the ban, according to a small study in the Canadian province.

Mar 02 2018

HIV patients with depression face serious risks

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of time patients with HIV spend depressed is directly related to their likelihood of missing doctor appointments, how well their infection is suppressed and their risk of death from any cause, according to a multi-site U. S. study.

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