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Secretive spore shooter prized by gourmets
Wolsingham, Weardale We were about to give up when we spotted the first morel, its convoluted, toffee-coloured, cap not much larger than a golf ballEvery winter this gently sloping bank on the outside of a bend in the Wear is swept clean by flood water. When spring arrives buried plant life reasserts itself through layers of sandy silt deposited when the river has swirled through the alders.First the snowdrops spear through the surface. Last time we passed this way yellow star of Bethlehem flowers had appeared among emerging wild garlic leaves. On this day, less than a month later, the vegetation was a waist-high mosaic of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Phil Gates Tags: Fungi Spring Wild flowers Trees and forests Biology Environment UK news Science Food & drink Life and style Source Type: news

Does Butterbur Prevent Migraines?Does Butterbur Prevent Migraines?
Is taking butterbur for migraine prophylaxis a safe and effective practice? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 2, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Clinical Digest: Seasonal Allergies and Complementary Health Practices
Seasonal allergies, also called “hay fever,” are a common chronic medical problem. At least 17.7 million American adults (7.8 percent of the adult population) and 7 million children (about 9 percent of children) have seasonal allergies. People manage seasonal allergies by taking medication, avoiding exposure to the substances that trigger their allergic reactions, having a series of “allergy shots” (a form of immunotherapy) or using various complementary approaches. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, “respiratory allergy” is among the 15 conditions for which children...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 11, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news