The man with the bionic ear: Pioneering implant placed under the skin could restore the hearing of thousands

The man with the bionic ear: Pioneering implant placed under the skin could restore hearing for thousands Alastair White lost the hearing in his left ear after suffering mumpsNow the first person in Britain to receive the hi-tech implant placed under the skinSound signals pass through the skin on the deaf side and over to the ear that is still functioning | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 31 December 2012 Alastair White was completely deaf in his left ear after suffering mumps A man left completely deaf in one ear after an attack of mumps has become the first person in the UK to have a breakthrough treatment to restore his hearing.

Father who plunged 350ft off a mountain while raising money for charity wakes from coma in time for Christmas

Family's joy after father who plunged 350ft off a mountain while raising money for charity wakes from coma in time for Christmas Roger Parker, 54, was abseiling down a glacier with a climbing team in August when the rock his rope was attached to crumbledFell on to an icy ledge before it collapsed and he plummeted further down the mountain Father-of-three says he is 'just grateful to be alive' and home for ChristmasHas already raised 100,000 and started fundraising again | UPDATED: 16:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 A charity fundraiser who fell 350ft off a Swiss mountain in a freak accident has woken from a coma and spoken of his joy of spending Christmas at home.

Bedridden man "cures" crippling bowel pain by ditching prescribed morphine and self-medicating with cannabis

Bedridden man 'cures' crippling bowel pain by ditching prescribed morphine and self-medicating with cannabis | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 10 September 2012 A computer engineer has finally 'cured' a crippling bowel condition that left him in agony for five years by smoking cannabis.

How F1 wizardry that helps Jenson Button go faster is saving children in intensive care

How F1 wizardry that helps Jenson Button go faster is saving children in intensive care | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 18 August 2012 Children in intensive care are being monitored by the same technology developed to analyse the performance of Formula 1 cars driven by Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

Isn"t it meant to make you go blind? Man suffers excruciating headaches every time he looks at pornography

Isn't it meant to make you go blind Man suffers excruciating headaches every time he looks at pornography | UPDATED: 12:13 GMT, 29 June 2012 It sounds like the set up for a joke, but a medical journal has revealed how a man approached doctors after suffering blinding headaches every time he watched porn.

Miracle twins born 15 weeks premature survive being born with combined weight of just three and a half pounds

Miracle twins born red raw 15 WEEKS premature go home fit and healthy after being treated in six different hospitalsTwin boys George and Harrison both now nearly weigh 8lbs They have finally gone home five months after their births | UPDATED: 11:09 GMT, 22 May 2012 Twin boys who were born with a combined weight of less than three-and-a-half pounds have defied the odds to survive thanks to modern medicine.

Father speaks of his pride at IVF baby daughter who took 21 years to arrive

'She's nothing less than miraculous': Father speaks of his pride at IVF baby daughter who took 21 years to arrive Mr Powell had a sperm sample frozen in 1991 before undergoing chemotherapyRules meant his sperm was due to be destroyed in two years time when he reached 55 Couple only hand enough money to fund one IVF cycle Overjoyed: John and Chenphen Powell with Jasmine The news could hardly have been more devastating for policeman John Powell.

Boy who lost twin sister to meningitis "overjoyed" after parents have twin babies

Boy who lost twin sister to meningitis 'overjoyed' after parents have another set of twinsLukas, 3, was diagnosed with meningitis just hours after his twin sister, Lili, who died from the disease in January 2011 A couple who tragically lost a baby daughter when their twins both got killer meningitis are overjoyed after having twins again.

Donna Kelly spends 10 weeks lying upside down to avoid miscarriage

My upside-down baby: Mother spends ten weeks, 24 hours a day, in a tilted bed to avoid miscarriage After suffering two miscarriages Donna Kelly was desperately worried that her next pregnancy would end the same way. So when doctors told her five months into the pregnancy that she was at high risk of losing another baby, she readily agreed to their radical solution. For ten weeks, 24 hours a day, she lay “upside down” in a hospital bed until she gave birth to a healthy daughter, Amelia.