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New measles case confirmed in Northern California

Associated Press

Northern California health officials confirmed a new case of measles in San Mateo County on Friday, bringing to 13 the number of known measles cases in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

- Associated Press

It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever.

School rallies around kindergartner diagnosed with leukemia

- Associated Press

A week ago, Carlos Zent was a typical 6-year-old living in Kokomo, attending school at Bon Air Elementary School and playing Minecraft and Power Rangers in his free time. Then a trip to the emergency room turned his and his family's world upside down.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais )

Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

- Associated Press

Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.

Schumer wants apnea screening on LIRR, not just Metro-North

Associated Press

Both of New York's big commuter railroads - not just the one that suffered a fatal derailment - should test their engineers for sleep apnea, the disorder blamed for the accident that killed four in 2013, Sen. Charles Schumer said Friday.