Health Highlights: Jan. 19, 2022

Kids with COVID-linked condition recover heart function. The rare but serious inflammatory condition called MIS-C can strike kids weeks after they've recovered from their COVID infection. But new data now shows that children tend to recover completely from any heart injury within three months of falling ill. Read more

Biden to boost numbers of free N95 masks. The President will announce that his administration is making 400 million nonsurgical N95 masks available, free of charge, at community health centers and retail pharmacies across the United States. Read more

WHO says COVID emergency might ease this year. If wealthier countries step up to help get vaccines and supplies to poorer nations,the pandemic could subside this year, according to the World Health Organization's head of emergencies. Read more

Helping to treat opioid addiction in prisons changes lives. Providing addiction medication in jails reduces the odds of addicts being re-arrested after their release, new research shows. Read more

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