DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Could magic mushrooms be the new Prozac?
A chemical called psilocybin, originally found in magic mushrooms, is being hailed as a potential lifesaver for people with depression. So is the hype justified, asks DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ginger-marinated grilled portobello mushrooms
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic mushroom toxin
(Wiley) The death cap mushroom is highly toxic. However, some of its toxins can also be healing: amanitins are potential components for antibody-based cancer treatments. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, German scientists have now introduced a new synthetic route for alpha-amanitin. Their method seems suitable for production on a larger scale, finally making enough of the toxin available for further research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning with
BACKGROUND: Sclerodermataceae are known to be poisonous mushrooms; current published reports regarding the toxicity and treatment for Sclerodermataceae poisoning are limited. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old man was transferred to our hospital with complai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Study: Psilocybin From Magic Mushrooms Plus Therapy Delivers Benefits Nearly Five Years Later
Following up on a pioneering 2016 study, researchers found a single use of psilocybin combined with therapy sessions resulted in positive psychological effects years later for cancer patients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back
The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get sick. Since the first cases of a previously unknown pneumonia-like illness emerged in December, Wuh...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms boost TB patients' vitamin D levels, immune response
(Natural News) Despite the advancements in medication and the increased availability of antimicrobial treatments, tuberculosis (TB) still remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in low income countries today, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) who noted in its 2019 Global Tuberculosis Report that the disease infected over 10 million people in 2018, of which around 1.5... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just one dose of magic mushrooms can reduce depression and anxiety in cancer patients, study finds
A new study from New York University Grossman School of Medicine has found that cancer patients who took one dose of psilocybin had more positive feelings and less death anxiety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Magic mushroom' drug reduces anxiety and depression in cancer patients, study says
A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in magic mushrooms, could provide long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dose Of ‘ Magic Mushrooms ’ Cuts Anxiety, Depression In Cancer Patients, Study Says
(CNN) — A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in “magic mushrooms,” provides long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study finds. In fact, cancer patients who were given psilocybin reported reductions in anxiety, depression, hopelessness, demoralization, and death anxiety more than four years after receiving the dose in combination with psychotherapy. “Our findings strongly suggest that psilocybin therapy is a promising means of improving the emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of patients with life-threatening cancer,” said Dr. Stephen Ross,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Magic Mushrooms Psilocybin Mushrooms Source Type: news

Psychedelic Drug Psilocybin Eases Cancer Patients' Distress Long Term
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- A single dose of the psychedelic ingredient in " magic mushrooms " may bring long-lasting relief to cancer patients who suffer anxiety and depression, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found that of 15 patients who'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psychedelic Drug Eases Cancer Patients' Distress Long Term
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- A single dose of the psychedelic ingredient in " magic mushrooms " may bring long-lasting relief to cancer patients who suffer anxiety and depression, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found that of 15 patients who'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Antianxiety and antidepressant effects from a single dose of psychedelic drug persist years later in cancer patients
(New York University) Following up on their landmark 2016 study, researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy appears to be associated with significant improvements in emotional and existential distress in cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychedelics: Can getting high improve your mental health?
"Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Lab" on Netflix is focusing one of its episodes on magic mushrooms, but science has been exploring the highs and lows of psychedelics for decades. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-cost management of mushroom poisoning in a limited-resource area: a 12-year retrospective study - Jongthun R, Hemachudha P, Wacharapluesadee S, Hemachudha T.
Amatoxin poisoning is the main cause of death from accidental ingestion of poisonous mushrooms and a mortality rate of 27.3% has been reported in Thailand. Symptoms of mushroom ingestion are often confused with food poisoning; thus, gastroenteritis is not ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychedelics May Boost Mood Even After Their High Wears Off
FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- Psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin -- also known as " magic mushrooms " -- can elevate mood and make one feel close to others, and those feelings may last after the high is gone, new research shows. The findings, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms boost TB patients' vitamin D levels, immune response
(Natural News) Despite the advancements in medication and the increased availability of antimicrobial treatments, tuberculosis (TB) still remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in low income countries today, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) who noted in its 2019 Global Tuberculosis Report that the disease infected over 10 million people in 2018, of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelic Events Are Going Mainstream, Where The Much-Maligned Mushroom Industry Focuses On Mental Health
The PsyTech Summit announces Rick Doblin, Founder and Executive Director of MAPS will be the Keynote Speaker at the inaugural Psychedelic Science, Innovation& Investment Conference in Israel Tel Aviv, Israel. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Brittany Somerset, Contributor Source Type: news

Resetting your brain with psilocybin: Is a mushroom trip the answer to depression?
(Natural News) Scientists are looking at the benefits of going on a mushroom trip, especially when it comes to treating severe anxiety and depression. In particular, the psilocybin in magic mushrooms improves mental health by “resetting” the brain. From the 1950s to 1970s, researchers tested the use of hallucinogens to treat psychiatric problems. One of their options... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Younger-looking skin, stronger bones and improved brain health: 6 Reasons to eat more mushrooms
(Natural News) Mushrooms look a little strange compared to common superfoods like apples or cucumbers, but edible fungi are delicious, savory ingredients. There are different kinds of mushrooms, and they offer health benefits such as improving your brain health and keeping your bones strong. Unlike other white foods that you’re supposed to avoid (e.g., sugar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which of these mushrooms could kill you? (video)
(American Chemical Society) There are tens of thousands of mushroom species out there, and some of them could kill you. Today we're going to test how well you can separate the perfectly safe from the perilously poisonous, and we'll dive into the chemistry behind what makes seemingly identical species so different: https://youtu.be/rLoMqyfmSDQ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The top-read PBJ health care stories of 2019
It ’s always interesting to see which health care stories trafficked the best over the year. There are usually a few surprises in there, stories that I didn’t expect to catch fire that mysteriously take off (magic mushrooms? Twitter trolls?). What the top 10 of 2019, in terms of page views, show i s that readers are interested in a wide variety of topics health care-wise. Without further ado, here are the 10 most-clicked stories I wrote in 2019. Thank you for reading and please let me know if… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

The top-read PBJ health care stories of 2019
It ’s always interesting to see which health care stories trafficked the best over the year. There are usually a few surprises in there, stories that I didn’t expect to catch fire that mysteriously take off (magic mushrooms? Twitter trolls?). What the top 10 of 2019, in terms of page views, show i s that readers are interested in a wide variety of topics health care-wise. Without further ado, here are the 10 most-clicked stories I wrote in 2019. Thank you for reading and please let me know if… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Cordyceps can boost immunity and prevent inflammation in adults
(Natural News) Cordyceps refers to a genus of small mushrooms considered as essential herbs in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). They are used to treat various health problems, such as asthma, diabetic kidney disease, and lung fibrosis. Most Cordyceps species are endoparasitic, meaning they live inside their host. These fungi prey on the larvae of insects and have a nasty... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue mushroom dye used to develop new fluorescent tool for cell biologists
(University of Bath) A new fluorescent tool for detecting reactive oxygen species based on a chemical found in mushrooms has been developed by scientists at the University of Bath. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Magic mushrooms' could be used to treat depression, study says
The active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms is called psilocybin -- and a new study suggests it could safely be used as a therapeutic approach to treat depression when other drugs have failed to work. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic Mushroom Ingredient Could Treat Depression
Title: Magic Mushroom Ingredient Could Treat DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - December 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

'Magic mushrooms' are one step closer to treating depression
Psilocybin was found to be safe and well tolerated by healthy volunteers in a study at King's College London. Some of the participants experienced hallucinations and euphoria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic mushroom medicine passes first clinical trial
The next test for psilocybin will be to treat depression resistant to existing drugs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) inhibits growth of both lung adenocarcinoma (A549) cells and Aspergillus fumigatus
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Can medically supervised psilocybin treatments address behavioral and psychiatric disorders?
(Natural News) Magic mushrooms are fungi that contain the active ingredient psilocybin, a powerful psychedelic that can cause mind-altering experiences in the user. While some may brush these shrooms off as remnants of the hippie movement back in the ’60s, researchers, on the other hand, are looking into the positive effects of psilocybin on behavioral and psychiatric... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second psilocybin trial gets FDA 'breakthrough' status
The Food and Drug Administration has given Usona Institute's phase 2 clinical trials for psilocybin, the psychoactive chemical in magic mushrooms Breakthrough Therapy status, expediting its study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calls Increase to Poison Control For Psychoactives
Exposure to natural substances with psychoactive effects -- including marijuana, kratom, magic mushrooms and nutmeg -- triggered more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers over nearly two decades. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Poison Centers Field More Calls About Psychoactive Substances: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 -- Exposure to natural substances with psychoactive effects -- including marijuana, kratom, magic mushrooms and nutmeg -- triggered more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers over nearly two decades. That's an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Calls to Poison Control for psychoactive drug exposure on the rise
Between 2000 and 2017, the rate of exposures to natural psychoactive substances like marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms increased by nearly 75%. The finding was published in a study on Tuesday in the journal Clinical Toxicology. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A psychedelic retreat proves a healing trip
Exploring the therapeutic benefits of magic mushrooms at a ceremony in AmsterdamI ’m at a weekend retreat in a converted church near Amsterdam. There is soft, celestial music playing and I’m sipping fresh herbal tea while discussing my hopes and fears for tomorrow’s “ceremony”, which is retreat parlance for a psychedelic trip. Consuming the truffle parts of magic mushro oms is permitted in the Netherlands and my nine fellow guests and I will be eating a variety called Dragon’s Dynamite. We’re not taking recreational drugs, but rather using psychedelics as self-exploratory and thera...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Amsterdam holidays Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Netherlands holidays Source Type: news

Attention Vegetable Haters: It Could Be In Your Genes
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a “super-taster:” a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently. Unfortunately, being a super-taster doesn’t make everything taste better. In fact, it can do the opposite. Super-tasters are extremely sensitive to bitterness, a common characteristic of many dark green, leafy veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, to name a few. “The person who has that genetic propensity gets more of the sul...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Mushrooms may bolster your immune system: Extracts 'boosts response of cleaner cells' 
Mushrooms are rich in a type of carbohydrate called beta-glucans which helped spur a response of white blood cells in the lab, researchers at Griffith University, Queensland, said, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Modern-Day Foragers Want You to Eat Weeds for Dinner
Illustration by Natalya Balnova for TIME Thistles, a kind of flowering plant often covered in angry-looking prickles, are probably not an ingredient in any of your go-to recipes. But Katrina Blair wants you to try eating them anyway. “I love to take the root, fresh or dry, and blend them into a chai,” she says. She also recommends combining the greens with lemons, apples and water for a refreshing lemonade — just be sure to strain out the spikes, she warns. Blair, 50, is the founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, a Durango, Colorado-based nonprofit that advocates for, among other things, foraging and eating weed...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

New "old" medicine in Thailand: Researchers discover how a species of medicinal mushroom, new to the area, spreads and grows
(Natural News) Medicinal mushrooms have long been used in traditional Asian medicines to treat a wide variety of ailments. In particular, mushroom species that belong to the genus Ganoderma have been extensively studied for their therapeutic properties, thanks to an abundance of beneficial plant compounds. In a study that appeared in the journal MycoKeys, researchers from Thailand reported... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are “magic mushrooms” beneficial for mental health therapy?
(Natural News) Magic mushrooms are fungi that contain an active compound called psilocybin. The compound is a potent hallucinogen and is known to affect the part of the brain responsible for mood, cognition, and perception. Researchers are looking at the effects of psilocybin on mental health and its potential to address various mental health conditions. Magic mushrooms and psilocybin Magic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mushroom intoxication, a fatal condition in Romanian children: Two case reports - M ărginean CO, Meliţ LE, Mărginean MO.
RATIONALE: Approximately 5000 species of wild mushroom are reported worldwide, of which 100 are documented as poisonous and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Fried rice with mushrooms
This fried rice is as flavorful as your favorite takeout version and it's packed with brown rice and veggies. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in time for you to try over the weekend. You also can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about reishi mushrooms
Reishi mushrooms have many purported benefits, including boosting the immune system and shrinking tumors. Little evidence supports these claims, however. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

E.coli is engineered to produce the chemical that makes magic mushrooms 'trippy'
A team from Miami University genetically engineered the bacteria to churn out the psychoactive chemical psilocybin. This is increasingly being tested as a treatment for psychiatric disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatal immunohaemolysis after the consumption of the poison pax mushroom: a focus on the diagnosis of the paxillus syndrome with the aid of two case reports - St över A, Haberl B, Helmreich C, Müller W, Musshoff F, Fels H, Graw M, Groth O.
This retrospective report focuses on the diagnosis of the Paxillus syndrome, based on two fatal cases of haemolysis following the consumption of Paxillus involutus. These mushrooms are still consumed regularly, despite earlier reports of life-threat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Copper, manganese, selenium and zinc in wild-growing edible mushrooms from the eastern territory of "green lungs of Poland": nutritional and toxicological implications - Miro ńczuk-Chodakowska I, Socha K, Zujko ME, Terlikowska KM, Borawska MH, Witkowska AM.
The aims of this study were to determine Cu, Mn, Se, and Zn content in wild mushrooms collected from unpolluted areas of the eastern Green Lungs of Poland (GLP) territory, to compare them to some popular species of cultivated mushrooms, evaluate mushroom c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Cordyceps: A strange fungi packed with a lot of health benefits
(Natural News) When it comes to fungi, people often imagine a mushroom. Indeed, the common mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) is a fungus known the world over. But it’s worth noting that other types of fungi exist, with some being a little more bizarre than the average crimini or portobello scattered on pizzas and in salads. Take the Cordyceps genus,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poria mushrooms are used in TCM to regulate energy metabolism and alleviate cold deficiency syndrome
(Natural News) Poria mushrooms (Poria cocos), also known as fuling in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has long been used as a diuretic, tonic, and sedative in both Chinese and Japanese medicines. Today, it is known to treat a wide variety of diseases, ranging from coughs and diarrhea to loss of memory (amnesia) and Alzheimer’s disease.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Bronner's CEO explains why Oregon should legalize 'magic' mushrooms
David Bronner, cosmic engagement officer for Dr. Bronner ’s soaps, was in Portland on Friday for the kickoff of a signature-gathering campaign for an initiative to legalize “magic” mushroom-assisted therapy in Oregon. Dr. Bronner’s donated $150,000 to the effort to get the measure on the November 2020 ballot. The Psilocybin Service Initiative wou ld legalize the therapeutic use of mushroom therapy, using a community-based framework outside the medical system, with licensed providers and producers.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news