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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

11 Aug 2017

Access may explain some social disparities in U.S. water intake

(Reuters Health) - Black and Hispanic adults in the U.S. have higher rates of mild dehydration than whites, and one reason may be less access to safe, clean tap water, researchers say.

07 Aug 2017

Fewer gallbladder surgeries with Mediterranean diets

Reuters Health - Eating foods high in fiber, such as those found in a Mediterranean diet, was tied to a lower risk of gallbladder surgery in a recent French study.

04 Aug 2017

For diabetics, aquatic exercise as good as working out on land

(Reuters Health) - For people with type 2 diabetes, exercising in water is just as effective at improving blood sugar as other types of workouts, according to a review of existing research.

03 Aug 2017

Short sleep linked to body mass, waist size

Getting one extra hour of sleep each night might shave a third of an inch off your waist and a couple of pounds off the number on the bathroom scale, a recent study suggests.

28 Jul 2017

Adult colorectal cancer risk tied to weight as a teen

(Reuters Health) - Being overweight or obese as a teenager may increase a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer as an adult, suggests a large Israeli study.

25 Jul 2017

Insulin resistance linked to lower bone density

(Reuters Health) - Decreasing sensitivity to insulin - often associated with obesity and eventual type 2 diabetes - may also cause young adults to have lower bone mass at a time of life when it should be at its peak, Korean researchers say.

19 Jul 2017

High rates of respiratory problems linked to indoor lifeguard work

(Reuters Health) - Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are exposed less often to have coughs, asthma, and throat and eye irritation, according to a small study in Canada.

10 Jul 2017

Placement and speed affect step monitor accuracy

Activity monitors can help in meeting health goals, but how they’re worn can significantly affect their accuracy and reliability, an Australian study suggests.

07 Jul 2017

Treatable menopause symptoms linked to depression in older women

Women over age 65 dealing with hot flashes and other treatable symptoms of low estrogen are more likely to also have moderate or severe depression, according to a large study in Australia.

06 Jul 2017

Effectiveness of fire-safe cigarette laws still unclear

(Reuters Health) - Laws requiring cigarettes to be made with a fire-retarding design may have reduced deaths from cigarette-related fires in the U.S. but the evidence is weak and inconsistent, researchers say.


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