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Trump administration sued over Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements 5:57pm EDT

NEW YORK Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state.

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People taking HIV-prevention pill may get more primary care

(Reuters Health) - When people take daily pills to minimize their chances of getting HIV, they are also more likely to get routine care like flu shots and recommended screenings for common health problems, a U.S. study suggests.

2:17pm EDT

Not all women eligible for breast cancer gene tests are getting them

(Reuters Health) - Tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 - gene mutations that raise the risk of breast and ovarian cancers - are not always done in U.S. women who are eligible to get them, a new study suggests.

11:09am EDT

Getting too little sleep may 'age' the heart

(Reuters Health) - Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of "excess heart age."

11:45am EDT

China reports outbreak of foot and mouth disease, culls 173 pigs

China's Ministry of Agriculture reported on Tuesday an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in its central province of Henan

4:58am EDT