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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

Nov 15 2017

Cardiac arrest study in young athletes raises heart screening questions

(Reuters Health) - Screening exams to identify young athletes at risk for cardiac arrest might not be worthwhile, a new study suggests.

Nov 13 2017

Time limit for stroke treatment may be longer in selected patients

(Reuters Health) - Removing a stroke-causing clot from a large blood vessel in the brain can improve outcomes in some patients, even when extraction occurs 6 to 24 hours after symptoms develop, according to results of a large new test of the technique.

Nov 08 2017

Heart valve replacement success may depend on age, valve type

(Reuters Health) - People who need a heart valve replaced often face a dilemma: should they have a mechanical valve made of graphite or a biological valve derived from a cow or pig? A new study suggests the answer depends on the age of the patient and which of the heart’s valves needs to be replaced.

Oct 25 2017

First test of anti-epilepsy surgeries in children shows dramatic benefit

(Reuters Health) - Brain surgery for children whose epilepsy is resistant to drug therapy can produce a 10-fold increase in the odds of being seizure-free after one year and can do it without affecting IQ, according to a new Indian study of 116 patients in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Oct 25 2017

Best pro baseball players throw right, hit left

(Reuters Health) - For baseball players, throwing right-handed and batting left-handed may be the best combination for success in the major leagues, according a new analysis of player data from 1871 through 2016.

Oct 18 2017

Cancer drug prices rising far faster than inflation

(Reuters Health) - The prices of injectable cancer drugs - even older medicines around since the 1990s - are increasing at a rate far higher than inflation, researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Sep 21 2017

Many drug companies fail to conduct timely safety checks on medicines after FDA approval

(Reuters Health) - In the rush to approve new medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration often requires drug companies to study possible side effects and alternative doses for medicines once they hit the broader market.

Sep 20 2017

Benefits of gastric bypass persist for 12 years

(Reuters Health) - Twelve years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, the benefits persist in most patients, leading to long-term weight loss, less diabetes, lower blood pressure and fewer cholesterol problems, according to a study of the technique that has had the longest follow-up so far.

Sep 06 2017

Drug may slow early lung disease damage

Reuters Health - Most people in the earliest stages of the breath-robbing condition known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have no symptoms, so they have no idea that their lungs are deteriorating rapidly.

Aug 23 2017

Lithium in drinking water may affect Alzheimer's risk

Reuters Health - Long-term consumption of tiny amounts of lithium may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, but only if the dose isn't too small, according to a study that looked at levels of the element in drinking water throughout Denmark.

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