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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.

Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent,...

Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say. The parasites have moved...

Gut bacteria may have motor neurone disease role

By James GallagherHealth and science correspondent, BBC News Gut bacteria may be playing a role in motor neurone disease, according to early studies...

Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk By James Gallagher Health and science...

Nearly everyone can lower their risk of dementia, even if it runs in the family, by living a healthy lifestyle, research suggests. The study...

Good gut bacteria ‘helps starving children’

A diet rich in bananas, chickpeas and peanuts improves gut bacteria in malnourished children, helping kick-start their growth, research suggests. These foods were found...

‘Amazing’ gene-silencing drugs reach NHS By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent, BBC News...

A new form of medicine called "gene-silencing" has been approved for use by the NHS in England. The drugs will be used to reverse...

Smoking ‘damages eyes as well as lungs’

Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists. Despite the clear connection, only one...

Science & Health US Records 22 New Measles Cases, Bringing Year’s Total to 1,044...

The United States recorded 22 new measles cases last week, bringing the year's total number of cases to 1,044 in the worst outbreak of the disease since...

New Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is ‘truly frightening’, says Wellcome Trust director 13...

The head of a major medical research charity has called the latest outbreak of Ebola in central Africa "truly frightening". Nearly 1,400 people have...

What Happens to Kids When Parents Play Favorites?

The subject of parental favoritism has been trending lately, with a number of think piecespopping up over the last several months on the topic. While many parents are...

Is There a Beauty Gene? Scientists Are Trying to Find it

For some people, having a pretty face is like having a winning lottery ticket you can cash again and again. Research tells us people who...