Health Highlights: Jan. 25, 2023

Initial symptoms could predict how fast Alzheimer’s progresses. People whose earliest symptoms involve language, decision-making or problem-solving tend to have a faster and steeper decline in their brain function and quality of life, a new study found. Read more

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans takes a sleep med. But sometimes the drugs have side effects such as daytime drowsiness, and they can interact dangerously with other medications you may be taking, experts warn. Read more

Is your state among the worst for tobacco control? Some states are far better than others at enacting policies that discourage smoking, a new report finds. Read more