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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Body over mind

Research on the role of the immune system in depression.

Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

Essex police are looking into about 20 deaths, according to the mother of one of those who died.

Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’.

Renowned expert and author on compassion and happiness Matthieu Ricard, often called the ‘happiest man on earth', offers his five top tips for happiness.

NHS performance data delay ‘disappointing’, regulator says

An NHS regulator was advised against publishing performance data by the government.

More than 10,000 defibrillators in public places ‘could be faulty’

Users are urged to check the devices' battery connections, which may not be working properly.

‘Spice’ ban one year on

It's a year since the ban on so-called legal highs, but has making it illegal stopped people from using it?

Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’

Users were asked to score social media platforms on issues including anxiety, loneliness, and body image.

ASOS backlash for listing UK size 10 as ‘large’

A Twitter user called out the online retailer after seeing a pair of UK size 10 shorts listed as 'large'.

Exercise programme ‘can reduce concussion’ in youth rugby

Strength, balance and movement exercises help teenagers avoid injury, a study says.

A creepy solution

What are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?

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