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Medical News Today: What is a chocolate cyst?

A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with old blood. These cysts, which doctors call endometriomas, are not cancerous, though they usually mean that a person’s endometriosis is severe enough to complicate their fertility. Between 20 and 40 percent of people with endometriosis develop chocolate cysts. In this article, we explore the causes, symptoms,… Read More »

Chair today, gone tomorrow: Hospital’s mystery of the missing wheelchairs

RARE FIND: Bathurst Base Hospital registered nurse Melanie Lund and general manager Cathy Marshall with one of the hospital’s few remaining wheelchairs. STAFF at Bathurst Base Hospital are being forced to hide wheelchairs after a spate of thefts in recent months has left them short of supplies. Bathurst Base Hospital general manager Cathy Marshall ordered six new… Read More »

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. The cocoa in dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which may provide several health benefits. Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a plant with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Commercial milk chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, milk, and small quantities of… Read More »