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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.

UK hospices warned against joint venture with undertaker tycoon

Death and dying Initiative encourages hospices to offer low-cost funerals in venture with firm run by author of How to Become Dead Rich Some have praised...

Tricks of the brain: the magic of everyday perception | Daniel Glaser

Life and style A neuroscientist explains Optical illusions play on our nervous system’s ability to focus attention on what matters and ignore the background, says Daniel...

Siddhartha Mukherjee meets Henry Marsh: ‘When do you stop treating a patient? At 100?’

The year he retired from full-time practice, in 2014, Henry Marsh published Do No Harm, a likable and arrestingly honest memoir about his 40-year...

My life in sex: ‘We had the hottest sex life – now we follow...

Sex My life in sex The woman trying for a baby ‘Sex was something of a chore.’ Illustration: Lo Cole for the Guardian Sex My life in sex My life in...

The fear factor: how should we deal with alarmist health reporting?

Health & wellbeing We are fed a constant diet of medical scare stories that often seem to contradict each other. Which ones should we believe? Photograph:...

Brexit, borders and brains | Daniel Glaser

Life and style A neuroscientist explains Debates about hard and soft borders post-Brexit is one thing, but neuroscientists have been arguing over mapping the brain for...

My wife flies into uncontrollable rages with me and the children

Life and style Private lives She has always been a strong-willed woman, but she also has anger issues and each outburst forces us further apart Composite: Getty...

Why are Germany’s midwives feeling squeezed out?

Women The women's blog Fewer midwives are attending to birth in the country, where insurance premiums are punitive and medical intervention is increasingly widespread. And it’s...

Vitamin D may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis, suggests study

Nutrition Higher doses may be needed, or possibly new treatment that bypasses or corrects vitamin D insensitivity, authors say Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than 400,000 people...

The healthcare gender bias: do men get better medical treatment?

Women A study this month found that women are less likely than men to be given CPR – but it is not the only way...
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