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.
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(Reuters Health) - Online black-market sales of opioid painkillers more than doubled in the United States during the two years after these drugs were "rescheduled," putting tighter restrictions on legal prescriptions and sales, according to a recent study.
(This June 20 story corrects source's affiliation in paragraph 4 to indicate that he is not part of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute.)
(This June 14 story revises paragraph 2 to correct the number of women using PReP; revises paragraph 11 to remove a reference to a video that wasn't part of the study.)
(Reuters Health) - Very few U.S. adults receive all the preventive health care services recommended for them, reports a new study.
(Reuters Health) - The shuttering of eight oil- and coal-fueled electric plants in California was associated with a sizeable decrease in preterm births among women living nearby, researchers say.
(Reuters Health) - Academic societies may be able to improve gender equity by supporting female leadership and committing to equality, suggests a new Australian study.
(Reuters Health) - The U.S. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, has spillover benefits for the health of the young children of DACA-eligible mothers, a recent study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Although smoking has long been associated with being thin, a recent genetic study suggests that a tendency to have excess body fat, especially around the waist, is also tied to a person's odds of being a smoker.
(Reuters Health) - Canadians who cannot afford to eat regularly or to eat a healthy diet have more than double the average risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision allowing adult children to stay on their parents' health insurance policy until age 26, young women with gynecological cancers were diagnosed and treated sooner, researchers say.