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.


Elusive delicacy overflowing with goodness and flavour

Sweetsop also known as sugar-apple is an exotic tropical delicacy overflowing with a pleasant custardy flavour and distinct sweet-smelling fragrance. Annona squamosa in the...

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The Queen of Spices reigns over many health benefits

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Pain and stiffness? You may have a frozen shoulder

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Kottawa-Makumbura Multimodal Transport Centre to open tomorrow

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Literally opening up the brain’ to treatments

The blood-brain barrier prevents antitumor drugs and those that fight the symptoms of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease from reaching the brain and...

Coralberry’s surprising impact

Survival rates for eye cancer are generally high, according to the American Cancer Society.However, when it becomes metastatic — that is, when cancer cells...

Critical care and vitamin C

Extra Video A pooled analysis of data from a dozen trials found that giving patients vitamin C reduced time spent in the intensive care unit...

Orel IT launches artificial vision technology in Sri Lanka with Wickramarachchi Opticians

Orel IT, who was adjudged as the most outstanding exporter of the year at the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) Awards in 2018, has...

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