Anaesthetist Peter Morris writes Bound With New Ropes novel while his patients are unconscious

From heart rate to heartache: Anaesthetist writes 480-page romantic novel while his patients were unconscious Peter Morris wrote Bound With New Ropes while working in the operating theatre of Castle Hill HospitalThe anaesthetist says it was possible because 'tardy surgeons' made 'simple operations last for hours'The book is a love story about a university lecturer By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:37 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:49 GMT, 29 March 2013 It is said that they have more time on their hands than most doctors.

A quarter of people with HIV have no idea they"re infected – and are unwittingly passing it on

A quarter of people with HIV have no idea they're infected – and are unwittingly passing it on These people are responsible for passing on up to 75 per cent of new cases, a leading expert claims Straight men are the least likely to be testedMany people embarrassed to admit they have condition, preventing them from getting appropriate treament By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 00:22 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 14 February 2013 A quarter of people who are HIV positive have no idea they are infected – and pass on up to 75 per cent of new cases, research shows.

Man flu really DOES exist: The way men"s brains are wired means their symptoms really are worse

Man flu really DOES exist: The way men's brains are wired means their symptoms really are worse Neuroscientist Dr Amanda Ellison has argued that men really do suffer more with coughs and colds Says they have more temperature receptors in the brain which means they get more acute symptoms By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:51 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 GMT, 24 January 2013 It has been scorned by women as a sign of male weakness for generations.

Male cancer survivors losing the chance to become fathers after frozen sperm is destroyed

Male cancer survivors losing the chance to become fathers after frozen sperm is destroyed Young men who suffer cancer are given chance to store sperm in case invasive treatment damages fertility But many do not realise it can be disposed of after a decade if their fertility has not been tested By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:33 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:15 GMT, 4 January 2013 Young men who have undergone treatments like chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer are routinely offered the chance to store their sperm to ward against the risk of post-treatment infertility.

The cheat"s guide to exercise: Taking the stairs one at a time burns MORE calories than leaping up them

The cheat's guide to exercise: Taking the stairs one at a time burns MORE calories than leaping up them | UPDATED: 17:10 GMT, 13 December 2012 The next time someone bounds past you up the stairs, there's no need to feel guilty.

Forget mouth-to-mouth: Giving chest pumps alone saves MORE heart attack victims and reduces risk of brain damage

Forget mouth-to-mouth: Giving chest pumps alone saves MORE heart attack victims and reduces risk of brain damage A month after cardiac arrest, 46% of patients who had only chest compressions were still alive, compared to 40% who got traditional CPRJapanese researchers say not only is hands-only CPR is more effective, it's easier to learn and more comfortable to perform on a stranger | UPDATED: 21:41 GMT, 12 December 2012 Most of us have seen the arresting TV ad starring hard man Vinnie Jones illustrating (in his unique rough and ready manner) how best to resuscitate a cardiac arrest victim.

Migraines: When memory loss is a sign of "painless" migraines – and high fliers are most at risk

When memory loss is a sign of 'painless' migraines – and high fliers are most at risk | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 16 October 2012 'I had no pain but I felt really dizzy and unable to focus,' said Sharon Richards For Sharon Richards, the regular nursery run had suddenly turned into the stuff of nightmares.

If your hip clicks as you put on socks it"s an arthritis warning

If your hip clicks as you put on socks it's an arthritis warning By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 01:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 | UPDATED: 01:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 'Despite being very fit and active, there were always certain movements I struggled with,' said Iyad Elias Does your hip click when you bend to put your socks on Do you find it impossible to sit cross-legged on the floor Does your hip hurt with exercise If so, you could suffer from a ‘new’ condition, possibly a precursor to osteoarthritis.

Poorer patients have more NHS operations cancelled but white middle class people are more likely to complain

Poorer patients have more NHS operations cancelled but white middle class people are more likely to complain Study by Kings College London examined five million patients scheduled to have an operation | UPDATED: 21:07 GMT, 15 September 2012 People from deprived backgrounds and ethnic minorities are more likely to have their NHS operations cancelled, according to a new study.