With Omicron boosters around the corner, patients are wondering whether they should receive another one. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisory panel will consider the new shots at their meeting Thursday and Friday and will issue its recommendation soon thereafter. (Barron’s)

A study linked ultraprocessed food to cancer and early death. Men who consume high volumes of ultraprocessed food are at higher risk for colorectal cancer, while men and women are at higher risk of heart disease and early death. (CNN)

Unpaid work has taken a toll on the mental health of employed women, according to a study published in The Lancet. Researchers found that women reported poorer mental health when unpaid labor demands increased. (The Hill)

Colorado is being held up as a template for how lawmakers can reduce the cost of prescription drugs. The state recently made strides in its drug importation program by signing contracts on both sides of the U.S./Canada border. (KATC)

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay New Hampshire $40.5 million in another opioid settlement. State Attorney General John Formella announced the settlement less than a week before the J&J trial was scheduled to begin. (NH Business Review)