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.

‘Fat but fit’ still risk heart disease

Even if medical tests don't show up any problems, being overweight is bad for the heart, experts say.

Vitamin B3 may prevent miscarriages and birth defects, study suggests

Researchers from the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney call the news "a double breakthrough".

Surgeon had no consent for boy’s genital op

A family gets apologies from the hospital and surgeon, who they brand "not trustworthy".

Thousands of patient follow-up letters not sent to GPs

Worcestershire NHS Trust says some patients may not have got the care they should have.

Labour criticises government hospital asset sales

Figures show the amount of NHS land in England earmarked for sale has more than doubled in a year.

Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe

One day, the immunotherapy could free patients from daily insulin injections.

Third of men with poor mental health blame jobs, says Mind

Men are more likely than women to suffer mental health problems brought on by work, Mind says.

‘I chose surgery due to a lack of toilets’

Marni Smyth chose to have a suprapubic catheter fitted to help retain her independence.

Sea bug attack: Why was a wading teenager left covered in blood?

An incident that left an Australian boy covered in blood has been described as "very unusual".

Judge approves suicidal girl care plan

The senior family court judge previously said society should be "ashamed" for not protecting the teenager.

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