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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 25 2016

Chronic gum disease tied to risk of erectile dysfunction

(Reuters Health) – Erectile dysfunction is more common in men with gum disease, according to a new review of existing studies.

Nov 25 2016

Same-day discharge often safe after appendix surgery

(Reuters Health) – Many patients who have their appendix removed can safely go home from the hospital the same day, according to a new study.

Nov 22 2016

Early physiotherapy may not improve ankle sprain recovery

(Reuters Health) – - Giving people with severe ankle sprains physiotherapy soon after their injury doesn’t necessarily result in better recovery compared to the usual rest, ice, compression and elevation, according to a new study.

Nov 22 2016

Mouse allergen in schools tied to worse asthma for kids

(Reuters Health) – - Mouse allergens in school buildings may be an important environmental factor aggravating kids’ asthma, a U.S. study suggests.

Nov 21 2016

Drug combo may cause bleeding for patients with irregular heartbeat

(Reuters Health) – - A blood-thinning medication used by people with a type of irregular heartbeat should not be taken with certain cholesterol-lowering drugs, a study suggests.

Nov 21 2016

Parents of children with cancer see income dips and loss of employment

(Reuters Health) – - Even accounting for social and economic status, having a child with cancer is tied to income reductions for parents and job discontinuation for mothers, according to a new study.

Nov 18 2016

UK kids in Scouts-Guides have better mental health at age 50

(Reuters Health) – - The mental health benefits of participation in childhood scouting activities might last for decades, a new study suggests.

Nov 18 2016

Artificial pancreas safe for hospitalized diabetics

(Reuters Health) - An automatic insulin delivery system that has performed well in type 1 diabetes patients also proved safe and feasible for type 2 diabetes patients on a general hospital ward, according to a U.K. study.

Nov 16 2016

Smokers have higher lifetime risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm

(Reuters Health) – - Smokers could be doubling their risk for a type of aneurysm that is usually fatal if it ruptures, researchers say.

Nov 16 2016

Low sexual desire, related distress not uncommon in older women

(Reuters Health) - Just because social attitudes toward sex at older ages are more positive than in the past doesn’t mean all older women have positive feelings about sex, according to a new Australian study.


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