Fat people ARE more jolly – because their genes mean they"re less likely to get depressed

Fat people really ARE more jolly – because their genes mean they're less likely to get depressed Scientists from McMaster University in Canada found the so called 'fat gene' FTO is also a 'happy gene', tooAssociated with an eight per cent reduction in the risk of depression <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 18:16 GMT, 20 November 2012 </p> <br><p>The word 'jolly' has long been a byword word for 'plump' – hijacked by experts in the back handed compliment.</p><p>But scientists believe there could be genetic evidence which explains why fat people are often happier than their skinny friends.</p><p>It comes after Strictly favourite Lisa Riley has been flying the flag for larger women insisting she is a 'big, happy girl', more than comfortable with her size.

Aspirin really is a life saver: Wonder drug found to be a powerful tool in battle against cancer

Aspirin really is a life saver: Wonder drug found to be a powerful tool in battle against cancer | UPDATED: 08:33 GMT, 20 April 2012 Aspirin without the side-effects Scientists are a step closer to unraveling how the painkiller works Aspirin is a multi-purpose pill used for anything from relieving headaches to preventing heart attacks and strokes in high risk patients.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in ancient cave could create new drugs

Discovery of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in ancient cave could lead to cure for superbugs Bugs hidden from outside world for four million yearsResistance believed to be result of over use of drugs But this discovery shows it is 'hard-wired' in nature | UPDATED: 08:31 GMT, 12 April 2012 Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cut off from the outside world for more than four million years have been found in a deep cave.