Happiness study is good news for the grumpy

GOOD news for grumpy women: being happy apparently has no effect on how long you live.

That's the conclusion of the most thorough attempt to find out if happy people live longer.

Previous studies have linked happiness to longevity but researchers now say no such scientific connection exists. 

So while being sick makes you unhappy, just being grouchy isn't enough to make you ill or shorten your life.

The results are based on questionnaires from more than 715,000 British women, aged 50 to 69,