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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 13 2013

Diet quality linked to pancreatic cancer risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a large new study of older Americans, researchers find that people with the healthiest eating habits are about 15 percent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those with the poorest diets.

Sep 06 2013

Infant head trauma no more common in military families

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infants in military families have about the same risk of suffering head trauma from violent shaking, known as shaken baby syndrome, as civilian babies, a new study suggests.

Aug 30 2013

Yoga tied to better sleep after cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Practicing yoga may help people who have had cancer sleep better and reduce their use of sleep aids, according to a new study.

Aug 29 2013

Heat waves tied to flare-ups of digestive illness

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease and "stomach bugs" may be more common during and immediately after heat waves, a new study suggests.

Aug 23 2013

Depression with diabetes may speed mental decline

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes, declines in thinking and memory that are often linked to later dementia happened faster in those who were depressed compared to those who were not.

Aug 22 2013

Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who skimp on fish, new research suggests.

Aug 20 2013

Quitting smoking in pregnancy tied to benefit for baby

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who quit smoking immediately before or after becoming pregnant gain more weight during and after pregnancy - but their babies are less likely to be born small than those born to smokers, a new study suggests.

Aug 16 2013

Poor sleep tied to kids' lower academic performance

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who have trouble sleeping tend to do worse in school than their peers who get a good night's sleep, a new study suggests.

Aug 15 2013

Metformin tied to longer prostate cancer survival

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In older men with diabetes and prostate cancer, taking the diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of death, according to a new study.

Aug 15 2013

'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many young women use the "pull-out method" for birth control, and they tend to have more unintended pregnancies than other women, a new study suggests.

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