Travel Touch base: the portable loos on Aconcagua

The man who pays his way

School run or school bus? It's all a question of class divide...

Parents in traditionally well-off areas are more likely to take their children by car

'Dead' woman wakes up in coffin

An elderly woman was declared dead – only to wake up hours later inside a coffin in a funeral home.

Hamish McRae: Political success may not just be about the economy, stupid, but about happiness

Economic Life: One point often made is that US income per head has risen over the past couple of generations but people are not getting any happier as a result

Simple surgery offers hope to millions with high blood pressure

Millions of people with untreatable high blood pressure were given hope yesterday by the development of a surgical procedure that can dramatically cut the risk from the condition.

'Revolutionary' blood pressure treatment unveiled

A new technique that lowers blood pressure by zapping the kidneys with a radio beam could "revolutionise" treatment, it was claimed today.

Sara Maitland: Silence: Its power, and its glory

We seem embarrassed by it, but we could all do with more of the sort of respite offered by today's two-minute pause

I have anaemia, says 'exhausted' Sneijder

Internazionale star Wesley Sneijder has been diagnosed with anaemia after passing out at halftime in Saturday's Serie A match with Brescia.

Routine use of vitamin E may increase stroke risk

Doctors warned today against the routine use of vitamin E supplements after a study showed they could increase the risk of one kind of stroke.

Strokes affect 150,000 per year in UK

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed, resulting in damage to precious cells.

Chocolate link to reduced heart failure risk

An occasional chocolate treat can help prevent heart failure in older women, research suggests.

Chilli may lower blood pressure, scientists say

Spicy food flavoured with hot chilli peppers contains a natural chemical ingredient that may lower blood pressure, according to a study on a strain of laboratory rats with hypertension.

Plan to reduce economic gap in life expectancy has failed

The gap between the life expectancy of the rich and poor has widened despite efforts to close it, an official Government watchdog concluded yesterday.

Adversity brought England together says Upson

Defender Matthew Upson is confident the rumour and speculation surrounding the England camp in recent days will simply serve to strengthen their resolve.

Study links blood pressure drugs to cancer

A range of drugs widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure may be linked to cancer, study results suggest.

High blood pressure: How to beat the invisible killer

High blood pressure can happen at any age – yet many sufferers don't even know they have it. What are the risks and how can we prevent it? By Jeremy Laurance
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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

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Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

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The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture