Health Highlights: March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015 12:28 PM

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A new fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight legal battles against the tobacco industry has been created by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.

The Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund -- established with $4 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- was announced Wednesday at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, the Associated Press reported.

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