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
(Reuters Health) - Babies born a little early, but still within the range considered “full term,” may have worse cardiorespiratory fitness than peers born after a full 39 weeks of gestation, suggests a recent study.
(Reuters Health) - Less than an extra hour a week of moderate exercise can make a big difference in helping older adults stay mobile and reduce their risk of developing major mobility problems, a U.S. study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Depression after giving birth is rare among women with no history of psychiatric disorders, but once “postpartum depression” occurs, the odds are much higher that it will happen again after subsequent births, researchers say.
(Reuters Health) - Stopping low-dose aspirin therapy without good reason raises the likelihood of heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 percent, a large Swedish study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Living in an area with little access to fresh and nutritious foods has been linked to high heart disease risk, but a new study suggests that it’s the inability to afford a healthy diet, rather than access, that’s to blame.
(Reuters Health) - About three in five older men with tiny spinal fractures related to osteoporosis reported new or worsening back pain in a new study.
(Reuters Health) - Oral food challenges at the doctor’s office are a safe way to diagnose food allergies, a U.S. study suggests.
Reuters Health - Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are four times more likely than women without the condition to develop type 2 diabetes and to be diagnosed at an earlier age, according to a large study in Denmark.
(Reuters Health) - Lots of time sitting, and very little spent moving around, may contribute to loss of the ability to walk in old age, a large U.S. study suggests.
Reuters Health - The percentage of U.S. adults under age 65 who skip essential prescription drugs because of price has declined, a five-year study found. But consistently, problems with financial access to medication were more common in cancer survivors.