Former fire-fighter first man to live without a pulse for SIX MONTHS thanks to revolutionary artificial heart

Former fire-fighter first man to live without a pulse for SIX MONTHS thanks to revolutionary artificial heart Father-of-one is only man in the world to have two artificial pumps working side by side instead of a heartHe had the transplant after he was diagnosed with a tumour growing inside his heart The continuous-flow devices mean Mr Halik has no pulseMr Halik is still in hospital but can get around in a wheelchair He hopes to receive a donor heart within the next few months | UPDATED: 12:58 GMT, 2 October 2012 Jakub Halik must carry a battery that supplies the pumps with him everywhere he goes A 37-year-old Czech fireman says he is able to live 'like a healthy man', after having his heart removed and replaced by mechanical pumps six month ago.

Fibre optic breakthrough could help doctors see inside hardest to reach parts of human body

Fibre optic breakthrough could help doctors see inside hardest to reach parts of human body Scientists have found a way of sending accurate images along a single strand of fibre optic cable By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 10:11 GMT, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 10:11 GMT, 30 August 2012 Scientists at the University of St Andrews have made a breakthrough which could allow doctors to see inside some of the hardest to reach parts of the human body with imaging devices no thicker than a human hair.

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again Scientists say they could one day decode the unique patterns of activity in the brain underlying speechThey could potentially create a device that would communicate words as they were thought | UPDATED: 15:59 GMT, 22 August 2012 Physicist Stephen Hawking, who suffers from motor neuron disease, communicates through a computer Paralysis sufferers could learn to talk again after scientists discovered how the brain allows us to pronounce vowels, claims research.

Young people who use sunbeds "twice as likely to develop deadliest skin cancer"

Young people who use sunbeds 'are twice as likely to develop deadliest skin cancer'Tanning devices could be responsible for more than 400 cases of malignant melanoma in Britain each yearRisk rises by 20 per cent for people who use a sunbed at any stage in their lives | UPDATED: 03:23 GMT, 25 July 2012 Young people who use sunbeds almost double their risk of developing the most deadly form of skin cancer, warn researchers.

Workers under increased mental pressure as they take their work home on smartphones

Nation of screen slaves: Workers under increased mental pressure as they take their work home on smartphones Workers are doing more than two extra hours' work every day while commuting | UPDATED: 23:23 GMT, 18 June 2012 Stress levels are increasing as workers are expected to carry on answering emails at home Workers are putting their mental and physical health at risk by continuing to work after they leave the office, a new report has warned.

From silencing snoring to easing depression, how doctors are using jolts of electricity to improve our health

From silencing snoring to easing depression, how doctors are using jolts of electricity to improve our health | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 22 May 2012 Every day, scores of patients across the UK receive electric shocks from their doctor.

High heels "are to blame for flat feet"… but a cure may be around the corner

High heels 'are to blame for flat feet'… but a cure may be a few steps away The risk of flat feet is increased in women who spend more time standing up, according to researchers It is a discovery that might leave high-heel fans feeling a little flat