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New Device Detects Deadly Lung Disease

A researcher has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant recipients.

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Tobacco Giant Reynolds American Buys Lorillard for $24.7B

Reynolds American (the manufacturer of Camel cigarettes) has bought smaller tobacco rival Lorillard (manufacturer of Newport brand cigarettes and Blu e-cigarettes) for $27.4 billion, according to media reports that say the move is intended to improve Reynolds’ market position against its main competitor, the Altria Group (whose top brand is Marlboro).