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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

19 Feb 2018

New acne diagnoses linked to increased depression risk

(Reuters Health) - In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients’ risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 percent compared to the general population, a new study shows.

14 Feb 2018

Vigilant adherence to celiac diet linked with lower quality of life

(Reuters Health) - People with celiac disease who are extremely vigilant about not ingesting gluten may perceive that their quality of life is reduced, according to a new study.

12 Feb 2018

‘Seoul virus’ can jump from pet rats to owners

(Reuters Health) - - People with pet rats should practice safe rodent handling and good hand hygiene to avoid catching a virus that can jump from rats to humans, infectious disease experts warn.

06 Feb 2018

Kids with food allergies often put at risk by their parents

(Reuters Health) - Parents of kids with food allergies often engage in behaviors that could trigger an allergic reaction in their child, a survey found.

05 Feb 2018

Swallowed button batteries a concern with 'fidget spinners'

(Reuters Health) - Swallowed button batteries from flashing "fidget spinners" can lead to severe injuries in young children, doctors warn.

01 Feb 2018

Probiotic milk tied to lowered risk of some pregnancy complications

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who drink milk containing probiotic “friendly” bacteria are less likely to have premature births or pre-eclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, suggests a Scandinavian study.

31 Jan 2018

Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of frailty in old age

(Reuters Health) - The more “Mediterranean” older adults’ diets are, the less likely they are to become frail over time, suggests an analysis of existing research.

23 Jan 2018

Seek medical guidance before sharing breast milk, experts say

(Reuters Health) - The choice to informally share breast milk should only be made with the guidance of a physician, specialist doctors say in a new position statement.

10 Jan 2018

Obesity linked with disability after joint surgery

(Reuters Health) - People who undergo joint surgery, such as joint replacements for arthritis, are more likely to become dependent in the years following surgery if they are obese, researchers say.

10 Jan 2018

Cotton swabs still a major cause of eardrum perforations

(This 28th December, 2017 story fixes spelling of Dr. Carniol's name throughout)


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