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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

Sep 14 2017

Mental disorders, poor diets and tobacco make the world sick

LONDON, Sept 15 Heart disease and tobacco ranked with conflict and violence among the world's biggest killers in 2016, while poor diets and mental disorders caused people the greatest ill health, a large international study has found.

Sep 13 2017

Progress on global poverty and disease at risk, Gates says

LONDON, Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Wednesday.

Sep 07 2017

Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

LONDON, Sept 7 The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday.

Sep 06 2017

Cognitive therapy found to cut "cyberchondria" health anxiety

LONDON, Sept 7 Up to 20 percent of UK hospital appointments for heart or brain scans and other exploratory tests are taken up by patients suffering from excessive health anxiety or hypochondria, experts said on Thursday.

Sep 06 2017

Treating insomnia can ease depression and paranoia, study finds

LONDON Treating young people who suffer from insomnia by using online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) could reduce debilitating mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, scientists said on Wednesday.

Aug 17 2017

Study of e-cigarettes in UK teenagers gives mixed signals

LONDON A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence becomes clearer.

Aug 16 2017

Amphetamine combo linked to Islamic State more potent than thought

LONDON, Aug 16 A synthetic psychoactive drug linked to substance abuse in the Middle East and said to be a fund-raising tool and stimulant for Islamist militants is more dangerous than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday.

Aug 09 2017

U.S. lawmakers seek missing information in review of Monsanto weedkiller

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent

Aug 09 2017

Marijuana use holds three-fold blood pressure death risk: study

LONDON People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said on Wednesday.

Aug 09 2017

U.S. lawmakers seek missing information in review of Monsanto weedkiller

LONDON, The chairman of a congressional committee has asked the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explain why its National Cancer Institute (NCI) failed to publish data that showed no links between glyphosate and cancer.

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