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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 18 2017

Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

(This Nov 9 story corrects paragraph 11 to remove phrase at end to show Spiegelhalter did NOT say the possible association with AML was "not a concern".)

Nov 13 2017

Bill Gates makes $100 million personal investment to fight Alzheimer's

LONDON, Nov 13 Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease.

Nov 09 2017

U.S. farm study finds no firm cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

LONDON, Nov 9 A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said on Thursday.

Nov 08 2017

Wounds sustained at night heal twice as slowly, scientists find

LONDON Body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 percent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines.

Nov 07 2017

Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers

LONDON/CHICAGO The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people.

Nov 07 2017

WHO seeks new director for cancer agency facing U.S. scrutiny

LONDON, Nov 7 The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a new leader for its France-based cancer research agency to replace the current director, Chris Wild, from January 2019.

Nov 07 2017

Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers

LONDON, Nov 7 The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people.

Nov 03 2017

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis

LONDON Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems, either due to over-eating leading to obesity or a lack of food leading to undernutrition, according to a major study published on Saturday.

Nov 01 2017

Exclusive: Congressional committee questions operation of WHO cancer agency

LONDON, Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization's cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its "scientific integrity".

Oct 22 2017

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

GENEVA/LONDON Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment. | Video

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