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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

23 Jun 2017

Young kids may have mature biases against overweight people

(Reuters Health) - Kids may develop an implicit bias against overweight and obese people early in childhood that leads them to make quick judgments based only on size, a small experiment suggests.

22 Jun 2017

Mothers’ obesity tied to increased risk of birth defects

(Reuters Health) - Even among obese pregnant women, being heavier is associated with a higher risk of having babies with serious birth defects, a Swedish study suggests.

22 Jun 2017

Racism tied to worse asthma symptoms for black youth

(Reuters Health) - African-American children and young adults with a hard-to-treat type of asthma may have a more difficult time keeping symptoms in check when they have experienced racial discrimination, a recent study suggests.

22 Jun 2017

Heart healthy lifestyle tied to lower drug costs

(Reuters Health) - People with heart disease spend a lot less on medications when they take steps to lower their risk of complications by doing things like getting enough exercise, avoiding cigarettes and keeping their blood pressure in check, a U.S. study suggests.

21 Jun 2017

More playtime with dad linked to lower obesity risk for young kids

(Reuters Health) - Fathers who get more involved in raising their children may be helping to lower their kids’ risk of obesity, a U.S. study suggests.

20 Jun 2017

Many Americans taking too much vitamin D

(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in five U.S. adults are taking supplemental vitamin D, and a growing number are taking excessively high doses linked to an increased risk of fractures, falls, kidney stones and certain cancers, a new study suggests.

20 Jun 2017

Coconut oil has more ‘bad’ fat than beef and butter: heart doctors

(Reuters Health) - Coconut oil raises ‘bad’ cholesterol in the same way as other foods high in saturated fats like butter and beef, according to the American Heart Association.

20 Jun 2017

Mindfulness-based childbirth classes may ease pain, depression

(Reuters Health) - When birthing classes include mindfulness-based education instead of focusing only on the biology of having a baby, women may have an easier time coping with labor pain and a lower risk of postpartum depression, a small experiment suggests.

20 Jun 2017

Most young opioid abusers don’t get anti-addiction medicines

(Reuters Health) - Even as a growing number of U.S. teens and young adults are abusing opioid drugs, only about one in four of them are getting medications to combat addiction, a new study suggests.

17 Jun 2017

Worldwide, more than 10 percent of young teens are smokers

(Reuters Health) - Roughly 11 percent of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars, a global survey of students suggests.

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