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In case you missed it: August 22 to August 26

A look back at the week's top headlines.

FDA grants emergency use of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, adjuvanted in patients 12 years and older

Novavax joins the growing list of COVID-19 vaccines including vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

FDA expands approval of Mirena for up to 8 years

After a recent FDA approval, Mirena can be used to prevent pregnancy for up to 8 years.

Gestational diabetes mellitus rate increased from 2016 to 2020

Data from the US Department of Health and Human Services has shown an increase in GDM rate from 2016 to 2020, with a greater increase observed from 2019 to 2020.

March of Dimes launches new preterm birth research center at UCSF

Marina Sirota, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, spoke about the new March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at UCSF and the impact they hope their research will have on the future of preterm birth.

Short menstrual cycles may predict earlier menopause, worse symptoms in midlife

Women with shorter menstrual cycles may reach menopause earlier and experience more severe symptoms overall, according to research in Menopause.