If free babysitting were paid for, it would be an economic activity greater than the output of the UK's recession-hit manufacturing base, according to the government statistical agency National Statistics.
The threat of developing deep-vein thrombosis is greater in winter, according to researchers at the Nice Teaching Hospital in France.
A healthy sex life and bank balance can keep you alive longer, according to Ian Philp, professor of geriatric medicine at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.
Universities UK conference
Student finance schemes are an "absolute nightmare", education minister Margaret Hodge admitted yesterday, minutes after university vice-chancellors called for a return of maintenance grants to attract more youngsters from poorer homes. (Daily Mail, Guardian, Times)
Princeton University research on moral choices
Moral dilemmas are resolved by different parts of the brain depending on the nature of the decisions involved, scientists say. (Guardian)
People faced with an intense moral dilemma use their emotions rather than logic to make choices, a study of brain activity has shown. (Times)