Medical News Today: Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?
Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Mushrooms May Reduce the Risk of Memory Problems
Older men and women who ate mushrooms several times a week were at reduced risk of developing mild cognitive impairment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Mushrooms Elderly Memory Source Type: news

Mushrooms may 'reduce the risk of mild brain decline'
Eating the fungi more than twice a week cut people's risk of memory and language problems, a study found. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two portions of mushrooms each week could 'HALVE risk of brain decline'
Scientists at the National University of Singapore interviewed more than 600 over-60s about their diet and did brain tests to find those who eat more mushrooms have less age-related decline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NUS study: Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline
(National University of Singapore) Researchers from the National University of Singapore found that seniors who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 percent reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Ketamine-Like Drug Has Been Approved to Treat Depression
(WASHINGTON) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been used for decades as a powerful anesthetic to prepare patients for surgery. In the 1990s, the medication was adopted as a party drug by the underground rave culture due to its ability to produce psychedelic, out-of-body experiences. More recently, some doctors have given ketamin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs onetime overnight Source Type: news

An incident of toadstool poisoning - Li XQ, Kan BT, Luan XR, Zheng YY, Ma S, Lin Y, Zhang J, Jian XD.
Objective: To investigate a poisonous mushroom poisoning incident and analyze its clinical data. Methods: Investigate a poisonous mushroom poisoning incident in a place in Shandong in July 2018, at the same time, the clinical data of 2 cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D?
Vitamin D can improve bone, muscle, and immune system health. Foods with a high vitamin D content include oily fish, some mushrooms, and egg yolks. Learn more about the best dietary sources of vitamin D here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Natural skin whitener: Chaga mushroom extracts found to suppress tyrosinase, an enzyme present in melanin production
(Natural News) To whiten your skin without using harsh synthetic chemicals, consider trying out chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus). Extracts made from this fungus can inhibit the activity of the enzyme tyrosinase, thereby stopping the production of melanin in the skin. Chaga mushroom is a species of wild fungus that grows on birch trees in the northern part... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should you make room for mushrooms in your coffee, chocolate or energy bar?
Reishi, boletus, cordyceps and lion ’s mane may sound like something you would take to clear up a patch of eczema – but now the fungi are appearing in snacksMy barista hands over a cup filled with grey-tinged milk and a few tiny pieces of fungus bobbing around in it. “Enjoy,” he says with a beaming smile. Enjoy might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but it might be time to get onboard as, over the past year or so, adding a handful of mushrooms to your hot drink, chocolate or energy bar has become an increasingly normal thing for people to do.Reishi, boletus, cordyceps and lion ’s m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tim Jonze Tags: Food Fungi Biology Science Snacks Chocolate Coffee Source Type: news

Reply to Rzymski and Klimaszyk regarding comment on "Mushroom poisoning: a proposed new clinical classification - White J, Weinstein SA, de Haro L, B édry R, Schaper A, Rumack BH, Zilker T.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Unlock powerful healing benefits by consuming these medicinal mushrooms
(Natural News) You might have heard of the magical qualities of mushrooms, but did you know this extends far beyond the psychedelic effects that some of them produce? It turns out that mushrooms have many medicinal properties that are making them a hot commodity in the health food industry. With an impressive list of benefits... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis finds 75 percent of reishi mushroom supplements DO NOT contain reishi mushrooms
(Natural News) There is growing interest in medicinal mushrooms in the Western market, thanks in part to the existence of popular and effective items like reishi mushrooms, which are referred to in China as the “mushrooms of immortality.” But this interest may fade rather quickly if the results of a new study, which tried to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Researchers record neurological changes in a region called the mushroom body in the brains of bees completing a maze in a virtual environment. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Scientists create a "bionic mushroom" that produces electricity
(Natural News) What do you get when you combine an edible mushroom, photosynthetic bacteria, 3D printing, and nanotechnology in one package? A solar-powered bionic fungus, stated a Phys.org article, which can produce usable electricity. This Frankenstein’s Monster is the brainchild of researchers from the Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens). They used a 3D printer to create cyanobacteria clusters and graphene-based... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denver to vote on whether to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'
Denver voters will decide in May whether to decriminalize possession of small amounts of the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin, which would make it the first U.S. city to halt prosecution of people caught with psychedelic mushrooms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Are Mushrooms Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
The versatile mushroom comes in all different shapes, sizes and colors; it stands up as a side and can replace meat as a main. The fungus is a favorite of nutrition professionals — packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Here’s what mushrooms can do for your health, and how to work them into your diet. What are the nutritional benefits of mushrooms? Mushrooms are a low-carb, practically no-fat food with some protein. One serving is about a cup raw (a fist-sized amount) or 1/2 cup cooked. Though they’re small and light in calories—one serving only has about 15—they’re mighty i...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Comment on "Mushroom poisoning: a proposed new clinical classification" - Rzymski P, Klimaszyk P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Italy Lowered Tariffs On Truffles At 5% While Tampons Remain A Luxury Product Taxed At 22%
The Italian government lowered taxes on truffles mushrooms at 5%, considering the luxurious food as a primary necessity good, while the tampon tax remains high at 22%. The decision has triggered once again the protests on accessibility for women to feminine hygiene products. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Annalisa Girardi, Contributor Source Type: news

Mushroom compost: a rich source of bio-product innovation
A project funded by the BBI JU under Horizon 2020 is developing innovative technologies that will enable mushroom farms to turn compost into novel bio-based products such as natural pesticides, cutting fossil fuel use and positioning the sector at the heart of Europe's circular economy. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - January 21, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Add THIS type of mushroom to your diet to lower blood pressure
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be lowered by following a healthy, balanced diet, but some foods are better than others at improving blood vessel health and keep blood pressure levels normal. Experts recommend a particular type of mushroom to help lower blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reishi mushroom show tremendous promise in strengthening the immune system
(Natural News) Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum), also known as lingzhi mushrooms, are commonly used in traditional medicine to address various health conditions. According to research data, the potent mushrooms can also be used to boost the immune system. Researchers believe that reishi mushrooms have powerful antiviral properties that can help strengthen the immune system. Consuming the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The top 10 immune system KILLERS of all time
(Natural News) Most health-conscious consumers know about all kinds of foods, herbs, and supplements that boost the immune system naturally. From Vitamins D, C, and B12, to turmeric and garlic, and from probiotic-rich foods to medicinal mushrooms, you don’t have to break your wallet or empty your purse just to give your immune system that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New book tells story of secret Hollywood studio that shaped the nuclear age
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Our images of mushroom clouds came from its cameras. So did many shots of missile tests, space missions and the Korean and Vietnam wars. At one point it was the largest self-contained film studio in Hollywood, enlisting such stars as Jimmy Stewart and Marilyn Monroe, and other movie industry talent. Yet the story of Lookout Mountain Laboratory was largely unknown -- until two University of Illinois professors pieced it together for a new book and website. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A superfood station, the future of fitness and more in L.A. wellness news
Superfood delivery company Daily Harvest — which delivers coconut chia puddings, mushroom and miso soups and more to your front door — is going the pop-up route.The upcoming Refueling Station by Daily Harvest is being designed as “a place to go when you need to take care off yourself the way you... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Acute renal injury cause by confirmed
Psilocybe mushrooms are consumed for their hallucinogenic properties. Fortunately, there are relatively few adverse effects associated with their consumption. This is the first reported case of acute kidney injury (AKI) secondary to confirmed ingest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Denver could become the first US city to decriminalize magic mushrooms
The Mile High City might be getting a whole lot higher. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Eating more shiitake mushrooms can reduce the effects of a high-fat diet
(Natural News) One of the best ways to get on top of your cholesterol is to eat shiitake (Lentinula edodes). This mushroom contains eritadenine that converts unhealthy cholesterol into amino acids. A Japanese study revealed that the superfood’s anti-cholesterol activity could be boosted further if paired with medium-chain triglyceride. Shiitake extract has been used as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teaching chemistry students how to cook? That ’s an experiment I can get behind | Rhik Samadder
Through cooking I have learned a lot about science, despite being a chemistry brain-dud. Maybe it can work the other way aroundImperial College London is including cookery lessons in its chemistry degree courses, starting this September. The Introduction to Culinary Practice module, created in collaboration with the chef Jozef Youssef from the Basque Culinary Centre, will allow students to“experience the ambiguities and challenges of translating written instructions into action” (AKA “following a recipe”). There are several reasons why I think this is a great idea, only some of which hold academic w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rhik Samadder Tags: Chemistry Education Science Food Source Type: news

Late frost gives UK magic mushroom hunters an extra high
Psychedelic fungi may still be in bloom on New Year ’s Day due to climate changeAn unnaturally late first frost across the UK meansmagic mushroom hunters could be in line for a remarkable natural high this year.Psychedelic mushrooms may still be in bloom on New Year ’s Day, as the subzero temperatures that would normally have appeared by this time of year are yet to arrive.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby Tags: Fungi Drugs Climate change Science Biology Environment Society Source Type: news

Long-term memory encoding engram neurons are established by the transcriptional cycling
(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science) Long-term memory (LTM) is formed by repetitive training trials with rest intervals and LTM formation requires transcription factors, including CREB and c-Fos. Miyashita et al. found that ERK activity is increased during rest intervals to induce transcriptional cycling between c-Fos and CREB in a subset of mushroom body neurons. Significantly, LTM is encoded in these mushroom body neurons, and blocking outputs from these neurons suppress recall of LTM whereas activating these neurons produces memory-associated behaviors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces 'New Science' Of Psychedelics
Author Michael Pollan experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, How to Change Your Mind. Originally broadcast May 15, 2018. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

A native Mediterranean mushroom found to protect the liver from disease
(Natural News) People with high blood sugar exhibit high lipid levels brought about by excessive intake of fatty foods — a condition called hyperlipidemia. When left untreated, hyperlipidemia can pave the way for other diseases like atherosclerosis and fatty liver. If certain foods can cause hyperlipidemia, there are also foods that can prevent it. A study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unpredictable behavior under the influence of “magic mushrooms”: a case report and review of the literature - Honyiglo E, Franchi A, Cartiser N, Bottinelli C, Advenier AS, Bevalot F, Fanton L.
We report the case of a you... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How medicinal mushrooms keep you strong even if you're constantly stressed
(Natural News) Mushrooms have a long and well-documented history when it comes to their use in alternative medicine. The first people to acknowledge their therapeutic potential were the Chinese, who used them as natural remedies for diseases such as cancer, infertility, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Recently, more people are recognizing their use in keeping the body healthy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking for a natural, effective way to boost your immune system? Eating some mushrooms is the answer
(Natural News) The idea of eating fungi is off-putting for some people, yet mushrooms are a celebrated culinary ingredient in cuisines around the world. They aren’t just to add flavor to certain dishes either. Some mushrooms can also provide a person with multiple health benefits, chief of which is strengthening your immune system. Medicinal mushrooms aren’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Powered by Mushrooms
The fungi are made to generate electricity with the help of photosynthesizing bacteria looped together on a graphene circuit. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Judge threatens to delay or even spike $70m CVS-Aetna merger
A federal judge last week reportedly threatened to derail the already-closed $70 billion buyout of health insurer Aetna (NYSE:AET) by CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), saying he felt “kept in the dark, kind of like a mushroom.” At a normally routine hearing last week prior to approving the deal, Judge Richard Leon, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said he might put off a decision until the summer or even spike the deal altogether, Reuters reported. “I was reviewing your motion, which, of course is not opposed. And I kind of got this uneasy feeling that I was being kep...
Source: Mass Device - December 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Aetna CVS Health Source Type: news

Ever heard of poria? This little-known mushroom is a powerful superfood that offers a wide range of immune actions
(Natural News) Poria (Wolfiporia extensa) is a mushroom that’s widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, while this potent natural remedy is very common in Asia, it’s mostly unknown in Western countries. What is Wolfiporia extensa? The poria mushroom is called by various names: China root Daedalea extensa Fu ling Hoelen Indian bread Macrohyporia cocos... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discovered a set of enzymes to create glowing organisms
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) There are over 100 species of mushrooms that emit light. Now, scientists have for the first time identified the biochemical pathway that allows bioluminescent fungi to light up. But they went even further: by putting the three genes necessary to generate luminescence into a non-glowing yeast, they created an artificially luminescent eukaryote. Fyodor Kondrashov, professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) was co-author of the study published today in PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwf400 Million Mushroom Project to Tackle Malnutrition
[New Times] Kigali Farms Ltd, a mushroom growing company based in Musanze District, has unveiled a mushroom village in Gahunga sector, Musanze - a project seen as a solution to malnutrition in Northern and Western provinces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning: a proposed new clinical classification - White J, Weinstein SA, de Haro L, B édry R, Schaper A, Rumack BH, Zilker T.
Mushroom poisoning is a significant and increasing form of toxin-induced-disease. Existing classifications of mushroom poisoning do not include more recently described new syndromes of mushroom poisoning and this can impede the diagnostic process. We revie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Medicinal mushroom found to be an effective natural treatment for bronchial asthma
(Natural News) The medicinal mushroom called Grifola gargal — better known as gargal — has been used to naturally prevent and treat chronic inflammatory diseases. Now, research has found that it is also an effective remedy for allergic diseases, such as allergic bronchial asthma. The study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, looked at the effect of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the bionic mushroom that can generate electricity
Finding clean ways to generate energy is a priority for scientists eager to reduce the world's reliance on fossil fuels. Now, a team of US researchers say they've found a way to make environmentally friendly energy using bionic mushrooms covered in bacteria. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic Medicine review – making the case for mushrooms
This engaging documentary explores controversial research into the treatment of depression with magic mushroomsAn intriguing, inconclusive film about an intriguing, inconclusive drug trial. Monty Yates ’s documentary shows the work ofDr Robin Carhart-Harris at Imperial College London: after years of bureaucratic wrangling, he got permission to conduct research into the possibility thatpsilocybin– the psycho-active ingredient of magic mushrooms – could be used to treat depression. Could it be that society’s taboo disapproval is needlessly holding back our understanding of this issue?We see three long...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Peter Bradshaw Tags: Documentary films Culture Drugs Science Depression Medical research Source Type: news

'Bionic mushrooms' fuse nanotech, bacteria and fungi
(Stevens Institute of Technology) Researchers from Stevens Institute of Technology have taken an ordinary white button mushroom from a grocery store and made it bionic, supercharging it with 3D-printed clusters of cyanobacteria that generate electricity and swirls of graphene nanoribbons that can collect the current. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A bionic mushroom that generates electricity
(American Chemical Society) In the quest to replace fossil fuels, scientists are always on the lookout for alternative, environmentally friendly sources of energy. But who could have imagined a bionic mushroom that produces electricity? It sounds like something straight out of Alice in Wonderland, but researchers have now generated mushrooms patterned with energy-producing bacteria and an electrode network. They report their results in the ACS journal Nano Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prepper medicine: The golden chanterelle mushroom hastens wound healing
(Natural News) In SHTF situations, finding a place that sells items for your emergency kit may be harder than normal, so knowing which medicine can be obtained from nature is important. The golden chanterelle mushroom, an edible fungus, makes for more than just a good and filling dinner. According to a study, you can also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms named a 'breakthrough therapy' for depression by FDA
Only three months after approving the first clinical trial of psilocybin, the magic mushroom chemical, to treat depression in the US, the FDA has labelled it a 'breakthrough therapy.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Magic Mushroom'Breakthrough'; What Opioid Crisis? Eylea Product Delayed
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news