Health Canada dragging feet on approving magic mushrooms for therapeutic use, patients and advocates say
A group of patients question why their applications for an exemption to use psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in what are commonly called magic mushrooms, for therapeutic purposes have gone unanswered by Health Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

MAGIC MUSHROOMS could work as antidepressant, study finds
A new study from researchers at Yale found that psilocybin, a psychedelic drug that naturally occurs in some mushrooms, could combat the side effects of depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelic spurs growth of neural connections lost in depression
A single dose of psilocybin, the active compound in “magic mushrooms,” given to mice prompted a long-lasting increase in the connections between neurons. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Enthusiastic Amateurs Advance Science As They Hunt For Exotic Mushrooms
Scientists who study mushrooms get a boost from a network of sophisticated aficianados who tromp through the forests observing oddball species and sharing valuable information about their finds. (Image credit: Taylor F. Lockwoood) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Latino/a farmworkers' concerns about safety and health in the Pennsylvania mushroom industry - Sexsmith K, Palacios EE, Gorgo-Gourovitch M, Huerta Arredondo IA.
OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to analyze Latino/a immigrant mushroom workers' perceptions of how the workplace environment shapes occupational safety and health, examine whether and how those perceptions differ by gender, and identify future ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sample gro...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

The coronavirus pandemic is over, but the VACCINE pandemic is only just beginning
(Natural News) It’s over folks. Over. Take off your useless, bacteria-laden mask and quit that ridiculous social distancing. Take your vitamin D and your zinc. Take your medicinal mushrooms. So you had to “eat” a whole year of fear-mongering and pandemic propaganda, but it’s finally come to a close for the ones who “know” what... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food supply 101: How to grow edible mushrooms in your basement
(Natural News) Growing edible mushrooms at home gives you the advantage of having a mushroom supply all year round. Ranging in taste from sweet to nutty, mushrooms are versatile ingredients that bring a delicious umami flavor to dishes. They are usually added to soups, pasta, salads and other savory dishes or dried as a snack. Though they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amateur Mushroom Photographer Makes A Big Discovery
A mushroom thought extinct in the US for 100 years has been rediscovered. It's an example of the remarkable synergy between amateur and professional fungus aficionados. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

The Psychedelic Drug Trial review – a mind-bending magic mushroom mission
Helmed by Prof David Nutt, this documentary follows volunteers as they swap antidepressants for psilocybin ... and it ’s the closest they’ve come to joy in yearsIn 2008, Prof David Nutt was made chair of the government ’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. A year later, Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist, was sacked by the same government after insisting – I paraphrase minimally – that fags and booze were more dangerous than cannabis and ecstasy. Twelve years on, he is still clearly furious about it – not the sacking, but the lack of evidence-based thinking behind it. “I just ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Mangan Tags: Television & radio Culture Science Drugs Society Psychology Pharmacy and pharmacology Source Type: news

Outcomes Associated With Poisonous Mushroom Ingestions Outcomes Associated With Poisonous Mushroom Ingestions
How prevalent is accidental mushroom poisoning in the U.S.? This analysis demonstrates the potential for serious adverse outcomes in young children as well as older persons.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Una revoluci ón psicodélica llega a la psiquiatría
La psilocibina y el MDMA est án a punto de convertirse en las nuevas terapias de moda, algo que no se veía desde el Prozac. Las universidades quieren participar, al igual que Wall Street. Algunas personas están preocupadas por la posibilidad de que la presión para liberalizar el acceso pueda tener consecuencias no deseadas. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Psilocybin Mushrooms LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) Ecstasy (Drug) Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Venture Capital Depression (Mental) Research Alternative and Complementary Medicine Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Post-T Source Type: news

Study finds that consuming more edible mushrooms lowers cancer risk
(Natural News) Many people, especially those following a vegan diet, usually consume edible mushrooms to fulfill their bodies’ protein needs. However, a study from March 2021 found another benefit of including mushrooms in the daily diet. A team of scientists discovered that consuming more mushrooms is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Researchers from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments
Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. Some worry a push to loosen access could bring unintended consequences. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Psilocybin Mushrooms LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) Ecstasy (Drug) Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Venture Capital Depression (Mental) Research Alternative and Complementary Medicine Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Post-T Source Type: news

City of Hope opens Phase 2 trial to test if mushroom tablets could slow prostate cancer
(City of Hope) City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment center, is now recruiting patients for a Phase 2 clinical trial to investigate whether pills containing white button mushroom extract could regulate the immune system, affecting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels to either remain stable or decline. Heightened levels of PSA in men may indicate the existence of prostate tumors. The fungus appears to block the activity of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a strong form of the male hormone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation combined with sequential blood purification in the treatment of myocardial damage and cardiac arrest caused by mushroom poisoning - Li Y, Qiu Z, Huang L, Cao C.
Mushroom poisoning is a common clinical problem. Severe mushroom poisoning often causes liver and kidney failure. Although severe myocardial damage is rare, the fatality rate is extremely high. This case report describes a 56-year-old male suffered severe ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

White button mushrooms may slow progression of prostate cancer – research results
WHITE button mushrooms are reported to slow down the progression of prostate cancer - a disease that kills 32 men every year in the UK. The latest research was presented virtually at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer
(Penn State) Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new Penn State study, published on March 16 in Advances in Nutrition. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined 17 cancer studies published from 1966 to 2020. Analyzing data from more than 19,500 cancer patients, researchers explored the relationship between mushroom consumption and cancer risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

' Magic Mushroom' Psilocybin as Good as Antidepressants: Study
Title:'Magic Mushroom'Psilocybin as Good as Antidepressants: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - April 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

‘ Magic Mushroom ’ Hallucinogen as Good as Antidepressants: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

' Magic Mushroom' Hallucinogen as Good as Antidepressants: Study
THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 -- The magic ingredient in " magic mushrooms " may be at least as effective as standard medication for depression, an early clinical trial suggests. The study of 59 patients with major depression tested the antidepressant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound 'promising' for depression
A study of 59 people compared the drug with a conventional antidepressant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound 'promising' for depression
A study of 59 people compared the drug with a conventional antidepressant. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psilocybin Matches SSRI for Moderate-to-Severe Depression Psilocybin Matches SSRI for Moderate-to-Severe Depression
Results of a small phase 2 study show psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in"magic mushrooms," is as effective in easing the symptoms of moderate-to-severe depression as a widely prescribed SSRI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms show promise in treatment for depression, study says
Trial suggests psilocybin combined with psychological therapy is as effective as antidepressant drugMagic mushrooms have a long and rich history. Now scientists say they could play an important role in the future, with their active ingredient a promising treatment for depression.The results from a small, phase two clinical trial have revealed that two doses of psilocybin appears to be as effective as the common antidepressant escitalopram in treating moderate to severe major depressive disorder, at least when combined with psychological therapy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Depression Medical research Science UK news Psychology Drugs Society Source Type: news

Psychedelic experience may not be required for psilocybin's antidepressant-like benefits
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers have shown that psilocybin--the active chemical in " magic mushrooms " -- still works its antidepressant-like actions, at least in mice, even when the psychedelic experience is blocked. The new findings suggest that psychedelic drugs work in multiple ways in the brain and it may be possible to deliver the fast-acting antidepressant therapeutic benefit without requiring daylong guided therapy sessions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Inside Ibogaine, One of the Most Promising and Perilous Psychedelics for Addiction
Amber Capone had become afraid of her husband. The “laid-back, bigger than life and cooler than cool” man she’d married had become isolated, disconnected and despondent during his 13 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Typically, he was gone 300 days of the year, but when he was home, Amber and their two children walked on eggshells around him. “Everyone was just playing nice until he left again,” Amber says. In 2013, Marcus retired from the military. But life as a civilian only made his depression, anger, headaches, anxiety, alcoholism, impulsivity and violent dreams worse. Sometimes he’d get up...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Drugs feature Magazine Mental Health Source Type: news

A new treatment may halt cluster headaches. But some say psychedelic drugs are the real answer.
Activists have won the help of key allies in academia and pharmaceutical industry to study the effectiveness of magic mushrooms and LSD. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Ellison Source Type: news

Startup using psychedelics to treat brain injuries raises more funding, plans to go public
A Chicago life sciences startup led by a former Blackhawks player that uses "magic mushrooms" to treat brain injuries is preparing to go public in Canada. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Dallke Source Type: news

Specific combination of mushroom extracts found to boost the immune system, researchers find
(Natural News) Mushrooms are linked to a number of health benefits. They’re known to promote heart health, improve blood sugar levels and boost fetal health. Rich in antioxidants and other important nutrients, they help fight several types of cancer, including lung, prostate and breast cancer. Recent studies also show that mushrooms can boost your immunity. In a study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supporting brain health: Lion’s mane mushroom helps reduce depression and anxiety
(Natural News) Several studies have shown the potential of lion’s mane mushroom to help address several health problems including those that are related to brain function. Lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus), also known as hedgehog mushroom, is a mushroom native to North America, Asia and Europe. Its fruiting bodies are said to contain polysaccharides that are beneficial to the human body.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health care utilization and outcomes associated with accidental poisonous mushroom ingestions - United States, 2016-2018 - Gold JAW, Kiernan E, Yeh M, Jackson BR, Benedict K.
Accidental consumption of poisonous mushrooms can result in serious illness and death (1). Reports of severe poisonings from consumption of foraged mushrooms for food or hallucinogenic purposes increased during 1999-2016 (2), and approximately 7,500 poison... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

White button mushrooms could slow progression of prostate cancer
(The Endocrine Society) The chemicals present in white button mushrooms may slow the progression of prostate cancer, according to a mouse study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Australian government backs psychedelic drug clinical trials to treat mental illness
$15m grant comes despite TGA ’s failure to reschedule MDMA and psilocybin from a prohibited substance to a controlled medicineThe use of magic mushrooms, ecstasy and other psychedelic drugs to treat mental illnesses, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, may be a step closer in Australia, with clinical trials given a $15m grant.Despite international evidence suggesting the medicinal effectiveness of psychedelic drugs to treat mental health conditions, the Australian Therapeutic Drug Association last month made an interim decision against rescheduling MDMA and psilocybin from a prohibited substance ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justine Landis-Hanley Tags: Health Mental health Drugs Depression Australia news Psychiatry Science Source Type: news

Health Care Utilization and Outcomes Associated with Accidental Poisonous Mushroom Ingestions - United States, 2016-2018
This report describes the frequency of emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and outcomes associated with accidental ingestion of poisonous mushrooms. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 11, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Healthcare MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Poisoning Source Type: news

Exclusive: Honest Tea founder's new venture raises fresh funding, releases mushroom jerky line
Seth Goldman launched Eat the Change on the eve of the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Future homes may soon be made of eco-friendly mushroom "bricks"
(Natural News) Mushrooms make for a savory, vitamin D-rich addition to a balanced diet. But it turns out, they make for more environmentally friendly “bricks,” too. Lightweight, durable and biodegradable, mushrooms are proving to be a good alternative for bricks made from clay, concrete and other conventional but polluting construction materials. How it works is agricultural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid poisoning mimicking as organophosphorus poisoning - Rajendran A, Mahalingam S, Ramesh Babu G, Rajeshwari Rajendra K, Nathan B.
Different compounds such as organochlorines, pyrethroids, fungicides, 2,4-dichlorophenoxy (2,4-D) herbicides, mushrooms, opioids, cartap compounds, and amitraz compounds can mimic organophosphorus (OP) poisoning. Muscle fasciculation, pulmonary edema, conv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: Coming to an ED Near You: Magic Mushrooms and Psychedelic Cacti
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - March 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

Looking for a natural way to regrow hair? Try chaga mushrooms
(Natural News) Alopecia areata is a condition characterized by hair falling out in patches. Research suggests it is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles, causing them to shrink and slow down hair production. Because of this, alopecia is called an autoimmune disorder. According to statistics, alopecia is a common autoimmune disorder that affects about 6.8... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mushrooms add important nutrients when included in the typical diet
(FLM Harvest) New research examined the addition of mushrooms to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Patterns resulting in the increase of several micronutrients including shortfall nutrients, while having a minimal to zero impact on overall calories, sodium or saturated fat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning - Wennig R, Eyer F, Schaper A, Zilker T, Andresen-Streichert H.
BACKGROUND: Poisonous mushrooms are eaten by mushroom hunters out of ignorance, after misidentification as edible mushrooms, or as a psychoactive drug. Mushroom poisoning commonly leads to consultation with a poison information center and to hospitalizatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Enzymedica Launches Innovative New Vegan Vitamin D3 + K2 Made with USA...
Enzymedica’s new D3 + K2 made with USA-grown shiitake mushrooms, which naturally produce Vitamin D3 when exposed to sunshine. Shiitake mushroom is a food long used in traditional Chinese medicine to...(PRWeb February 08, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/enzymedica_launches_innovative_new_vegan_vitamin_d3_k2_made_with_usa_grown_shiitake_mushrooms_to_help_support_immune_bone_and_digestive_health/prweb17716257.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sociological investigations of human enhancement drugs: the case of microdosing psychedelics - Liokaftos D.
Microdosing psychedelics is the regular use of sub-perceptive threshold doses of substances such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin ('magic') mushrooms. The phenomenon has attracted increasing public and scientific attention in numerous cou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Just add mushrooms: Making meals more nutritious
(FLM Harvest) Researchers have identified another good reason to eat more mushrooms. New research , published in Food Science& Nutrition (January 2021) found that adding a mushroom serving to the diet increased the intake of several micronutrients, including shortfall nutrients such as vitamin D, without any increase in calories, sodium or fat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two Akron-area Men Charged with Intent to Distribute Approximately 10,000 THC Vape Cartridges and Psilocin in Northern Ohio
FDA OCI, Gage Predojev, Justin Duma, Akron OH, distribute, THC, vape cartridge, psilocin, drug trafficking, controlled substance, psychedelic, mushrooms, firearms, ammunition, Cuyahoga County Sheriff, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 27, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Fastener with microscopic mushroom design holds promise
(American Institute of Physics) A fastener with a microscopic design that looks like tiny mushrooms could mean advances for everyday consumers and scientific fields. Currently available fasteners are called hook and loop fasteners and require harder, stiff material. In Biointerphases, researchers describe a design that can use softer materials and still be strong. The team believes a 3D mushroom design can be made with softer, more flexible materials and provide sufficient interlocking force on the fabric and hold strong. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Patient hopes Canada will introduce regulations for psychotherapy with 'magic mushrooms'
As the first terminally ill cancer patient in Canada to legally use so-called magic mushrooms to treat anxiety, Thomas Hartle is hopeful that more temporary approvals from the federal government signal a permanent regulatory regime may be in the works. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Psychedelic Mushrooms Grew in a Man's Veins After He Injected Them
A man’s experiment with psychedelic mushrooms went disastrously wrong and nearly killed him, according to his doctors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news