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.

Mother with severe back pain discovers she is PREGNANT – and gives birth 24 hours later

Mother rushed to hospital with severe back pain discovers she is PREGNANT – and gives birth 24 hours later Kelly Gadsby, from Tamworth, was on the pill and had periods as normalShe had no signs of pregnancy and friends told her she looked slimmer Partner suffers from Chron's disease and was told he may never conceive PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:07 GMT, 21 February 2013 A mother who was rushed to hospital with severe back ache was stunned to discover she was actually nine months' pregnant.

A quarter of us have liver damage – and a dry January isn"t enough to undo the damage, warn experts

A quarter of us have liver damage – and a dry January isn't enough to undo the damage, warn experts 28 per cent of people tested by the British Liver Trust were showing the early signs of liver damageLiver disease is now the fifth biggest killer in the UK, due to alcohol, fatty diets and sedentary lifestyles Charity is calling for early liver screening to be made available to all those at risk, in a bid to save one million lives a year By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:20 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 GMT, 1 January 2013 More than one in four Britons have the early signs of liver disease, according to the British Liver Trust A booze-free January is not enough to repair the liver and keep it healthy, leading experts have warned.

Christmas parties are key culprits in spreading winter vomiting bug Norovirus

Christmas parties are key culprits in spreading the winter vomiting bug, which can be contagious for THREE WEEKS Norovirus expert Professor Ian Clarke says people can be infectious for THREE WEEKS after recoveringHe believes people hugging and kissing at parties is increasing the spreadSales of anti-bacterial hand gel have soared 52 per cent this weekAround 900,000 people now thought be affected By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 14:28 GMT, 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 18:54 GMT, 20 December 2012 Christmas parties are causing the winter vomiting bug to spread rapidly as sufferers are attending while still infectious, warns a norovirus expert.

Bowel cancer: Scientists develop rear-view mirror to spot disease

Scientists develop rear-view mirror to spot bowel cancer | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 11 December 2012 Scientists have developed a new device that works like a ‘rear-view mirror’ for the surgeon during bowel examinations, helping to detect 25 per cent more abnormalities Bowel cancer is Britain’s third most common cancer, with 40,000 new diagnoses a year.

This Morning doctor Chris Steele reveals he has been diagnosed with skin cancer for the second time

This Morning doctor Chris Steele reveals he has been diagnosed with skin cancer for the second time | UPDATED: 19:54 GMT, 4 December 2012 This Morning doctor Chris Steele has revealed he has been diagnosed with skin cancer 16 years after he was first treated for it.

World first as blind man reads braille with his EYES, using revolutionary implant

World first as blind man reads braille with his EYES, using revolutionary implant<br> Implant placed in the back of the eye enabled patient to read braille with his eyes rather than by touch Implant contains electrodes, which when stimulated, represent braille letters<br>New technique allowed man to 'see' and understand words in seconds rather than minutesCould be combined with video glasses and text-recognition software to read street signs or other documents not available in braille<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 16:25 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <p>A blind man has been able to read braille with his eyes rather than by touch using a revolutionary device, say scientists.</p><p>In a world first, researchers streamed the letter patterns to an implant at the back of the patient's eye.

Breastlight: Thousands misled by torch that claims detect breast cancer

Thousands of women misled by £80 torch that claims to detect breast cancer The Breastlight has been ruled as 'misleading' by advertising watchdogThe device claims to help women spot the first signs of tumoursThe Advertising Standards Authority said the advertising was 'irresponsible' More than 20,000 have been sold worldwide since 2006 | UPDATED: 07:10 GMT, 10 October 2012 'Misled': The £86 Breastlight device, which claims to help women spot the first signs of tumours, has misled thousands of women the advertising watchdog has ruled Thousands of women have been ‘misled’ into buying a torch which claims to detect breast cancer, the advertising watchdog has ruled.

Making a clean breast of it: Government cancer awareness advert uses graphic full-frontal images to hammer warning home

Stay abreast of the changes: Government cancer awareness ad uses full-frontal imagery in stark health warningFirst time naked breasts have been shown in UK TV ad, say creators | UPDATED: 13:43 GMT, 25 September 2012 Women are often warned about the importance of regularly checking their breasts for signs of cancer.