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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

Jun 22 2018

Opioid reclassification linked to increase in illegal online sales

(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.

Jun 22 2018

More evidence of NSAID risk in early pregnancy

(This June 20 story corrects source's affiliation in paragraph 4 to indicate that he is not part of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute.)

Jun 15 2018

Stigma may keep women from using HIV-prevention drugs

(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.)

Jun 11 2018

Most Americans miss out on preventive healthcare

(Reuters Health) - Very few U.S. adults receive all the preventive health care services recommended for them, reports a new study.

Jun 08 2018

Closing of oil and coal power plants linked to drop in preterm births

(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.

Jun 04 2018

Academic societies' commitment to equality predicts gender equity

(Reuters Health) - Academic societies may be able to improve gender equity by supporting female leadership and committing to equality, suggests a new Australian study.

May 31 2018

DACA program tied to health of U.S.-citizen kids

(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.

May 30 2018

Genetic obesity risk tied to smoking

(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.

May 25 2018

Food insecurity linked to type 2 diabetes risk

(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.

May 18 2018

Obamacare tied to earlier cancer detection in young women

(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.

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