About a quarter of UK adults are diagnosed with two or more chronic conditions. Photograph: iStock

The stress “may kill you”, as the old assumption goes, but now scientists have hit upon a way to more reliably find out how it affects our physical he(...)

Over three quarters of participants reported drinking coffee and compared to those who did not drink coffee, drinkers were more likely to be older, male, from less deprived areas and have higher education levels. Photograph: iStock

Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of suffering the most common type of liver cancer, a research team from Queen’s University, Belfast has reported. T(...)

The most popular supplements include vitamin C, fish oils, and the ubiquitous multivitamin. Photograph: iStock

Whether it’s a multivitamin or a protein shake, there’s every chance you are taking or have taken some form of food supplement. Indeed, 50 per cent of(...)

Almost a third of people over 50 surveyed took more than the recommended 14 units per week. Photograph: Getty Images

High levels of over-drinking, smoking and a lack of exercise have been pinpointed as problems among the over-50s in the first major study of ageing in(...)