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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 23 2018

Money a better motivator to stop smoking than free e-cigs or quit aids

(Reuters Health) - Providing free electronic cigarettes or other stop-smoking products to employees to get them to give up real cigarettes is less effective than the threat of taking away a cash reward for quitting, according to a new study that weighs the effectiveness of a variety of workplace incentive programs.

May 16 2018

Fatal overdoses in U.S. increasing pool of transplantable organs

(Reuters Health) - The increase in drug overdose deaths in the United States appears to have yielded a rise in organs available for transplant, and they are just as viable as those coming from people who have died from other causes, according to a new analysis.

May 02 2018

'DES daughters' with rare cancer continue to face higher death rates

(Reuters Health) - Women who were exposed to the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero, and who subsequently developed a rare type of vaginal and cervical cancer, continue to face a higher rate of death between the ages of 35 and 65, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Apr 20 2018

Concussion raises Parkinson's disease risk in large U.S. study

A new study of hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces veterans concludes that banging your head severely enough to lose consciousness can dramatically increase the risk of Parkinson's, the brain disease marked by tremors, slow movements, balance problems and difficulty walking.

Apr 13 2018

Fish oil supplements ineffective against dry eye

(Reuters Health) - Fish oil supplements do not ease the symptoms of dry eye, a condition that affects about one in seven U.S. adults, according to a new test of the treatment in hundreds of volunteers.

Apr 11 2018

Men's risk of sexually spreading Zika virus dissipates after first month

(Reuters Health) - Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects in unborn babies, can also be spread to a woman through sexual contact. But a new study suggests the risk may be limited to the first few weeks after symptoms appear in her male partner.

Apr 04 2018

Heavy kids who normalize weight in childhood can avoid extra diabetes risk

(Reuters Health) - Although being overweight as a child increases the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, a new study shows that the extra risk disappears if that excess weight is lost by age 13 and kept off in early adulthood.

Mar 14 2018

Birth defect rate pegged at 7 percent for babies born to Zika-infected women

(Reuters Health) - A pregnant woman who becomes ill from the Zika virus faces a 7 percent chance that her child will be born with birth defects, and that risk jumps to nearly 13 percent if she becomes ill during the first trimester, a new study conducted in French territories in the Americas has concluded.

Mar 12 2018

Newer gout drug poses risk to heart patients

Gout sufferers with major pre-existing heart disease face a higher risk of death if they are treated with the drug febuxostat, a large long-term study has concluded

Mar 09 2018

Decline in living kidney donors led by men

(Reuters Health) - The number of kidney transplants using organs from living donors has declined in the U.S. since 2005, and only high-income women are becoming kidney donors at a greater rate than they were more than a decade ago, the authors of a new study have found.

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