Life and Style Electron microscope image of the Aids virus

News 'disappointing but scientifically significant' as it shows that Aids virus persists even when sensitive blood tests fail to detect it

The help desk: 'My 14-year-old daughter is cutting herself'

Q. I've discovered that my 14-year-old daughter has been cutting herself. She'd hidden it from me and I found out only when her head of year contacted me. She has tiny cuts on her forearms, some of which look quite old. When I asked her about it, she said she didn't know why she did it and that she doesn't want to talk about it but doesn't think she'll do it again.

Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to hospital following her original injury

American skier Lindsey Vonn re-injures knee in training crash

The Olympic gold medallist is romantically involved with Tiger Woods

Women with severe mental illness face high risk of attack

Victims say they are not taken seriously by police and fear being sectioned if they report assaults

Only 14 per cent of UK adults exercise regularly

Exercise ‘just as good as drugs’ for treating heart failure and strokes

A ‘blind spot’ exists about the true benefits of being more active, claims a new study

Missing 14 year old girl Lorna Vickerage, left and John Bush, right, 35. The teenager has been missing since 10 June and police believe she has vanished with a man over twice her age, believed to be John Bush

Lorna Vickerage found: Missing 14-year-old girl from Doncaster and family friend John Bush found near London's Euston station

The pair apparently tried to check into a hotel in Watford, but Bush's card was declined

Vulnerable witnesses to pre-record testimony to avoid trauma in court

Move follows death of Frances Andrade who killed herself after testifying against former music teacher Michael Brewer

DVD: Peep Show: Series 8 (15)

It's still the best thing David Mitchell and Robert Webb have ever been involved in and it's probably, along with Father Ted, Channel 4's funniest sitcom.

A black-and-white photograph issued courtesy of Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) of Natasha and Kent Fermor, from Coventry, with their baby son Lucas, who died after medics failed to spot he was being starved of oxygen during labour

Hospital apologises over death of new-born baby

A hospital trust has apologised to the parents of a baby who died after medics failed to spot he was being starved of oxygen during labour.

Big rise in children missing from care homes

A “worrying” increase in the number of children going missing from care placements has been highlighted by a landmark Ofsted investigation into adoption and foster homes.

The story of Sara, a teenager trafficked to the UK for forced prostitution

This is just one example of a child trafficked into the UK. There are hundreds more who need help.

Two chronic fatigue syndrome treatments offer good value

Long-term psychiatric and exercise treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome are good value for money, a study has found.

David Blunkett: 'Don't end funding for Victim Support'

The service must remain national, not be handed to local commissioners
Anders Breivik in court yesterday

Trial of Breivik ends with mass killer's final plea: I am sane

Relatives of victims walk out of court as defendant says he was motivated by a desire to stop a Muslim invasion of Europe

£383,000 of prisoners' pay used to fund victim support

More than a third of a million pounds has been deducted from prisoners' pay packets to fund services for victims in the first six months of a new Government scheme, it was announced today.

Commissioners may put Victim Support 'at risk'

Thousands of victims of crime could be left without help and support when 41 new police and crime commissioners are elected in November, ministers will be warned today.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links