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FT Health: Boardroom commitment key to healthier workforce
Workplace health, Sally Davies, magic mushrooms (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Review: Why Better Things Is One of the Best Shows on Television Right Now
For someone who rose to prominence thanks to the power of her voice, Pamela Adlon is remarkable at being silent. The actress, who won an Emmy for voicing a preteen boy on King of the Hill and has been a key creative force on Louie, brings her whole self to Better Things. (The comedy’s second season begins Thursday on FX.) And while the series will get your attention for the antic, frazzling comic sensibility—Adlon’s character Sam, a single mom, is besieged constantly by the demands of her three children as well as her aging mother—it’s in the quiet moments where the show finds a center not qui...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel D’Addario Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms may one day treat depression
London-based start-up Compass Pathways is due to initiate a study early next year to test psilocybin in 400 depression patients. The trial will be conducted in eight European countries over three months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms take a trip into clinical trials
UK start-up to test psychedelic substance’s effectiveness in treating depression (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recipe: Braised chicken with mushrooms and pearl onions
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rude, erect and smothered in flies, this fungus has no shame
Hawkstone Park, Shropshire The stinkhorn mushroom shares the smell of rotting flesh, making it irresistible to blowfliesThe stench of death, the buzz of flies, the indecent exposure – it was a stinkhorn. Rude, erect and smothered in bluebottles, the fungus was at the side of the path to the follies at Hawkstone Park, though bank holiday visitors paid it little attention.In the 18th century, when this landscape theme park was created, Linnaeus named the fungusPhallus impudicus, literally “shameless phallus”. I imagine visitors then would have been familiar with what theherbalist John Gerard called the &ldq...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Paul Evans Tags: Fungi Insects Autumn Summer Environment Plants Animals Wildlife Biology Science Badgers Source Type: news

Mushroom Consumption and Incident Dementia Mushroom Consumption and Incident Dementia
Studies have shown that mushrooms possess anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Might eating mushrooms offer prevention against dementia?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Book Review: Addiction Treatment
Spanning across all socioeconomic statuses, races, cultures and ages, addiction is one of the largest and most insidious problems our society faces today. And yet, for the medical doctors who are often tasked with treating addiction, identifying and treating it is not always a straight forward process. In his new book, Addiction Treatment, Dr. Michael Weaver, a specialist in substance abuse disorders, provides a comprehensive review of addiction, dual diagnosis, pharmaceutical treatment and clinical advice about how to work with an addict. “People are embarrassed to admit to using drugs partly because they worry...
Source: Psych Central - August 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Book Reviews Medications Psychiatry Substance Abuse Treatment Source Type: news

New species of crab with unusual outgrowths has its name written in the stars
(Pensoft Publishers) A new 'star crab' has been collected from red coral beds in Taiwan and reefs in the Philippines. This astonishing creature is distinct with its carapace and chelipeds covered in pointy protrusions, which become rounder and mushroom-shaped with age to resemble star-like outgrowths and granules. Scientists Dr. Peter Ng and Dr. Ming-Shiou Jeng describe the new species and report another rare crab spotted for the first time from the country, in the open-access journal ZooKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Magic enzymes
(Wiley) Little fungi pack a punch: 'Magic mushrooms' of the Psilocybe species produce psychoactive compounds that alter perception when ingested. Recently, the effects on the neuronal system caused by their ingredient psilocybin have attracted the interest of pharmacologists. German scientists have now identified four of the enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of psilocybin. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they describe the biosynthetic pathway and introduce a synthetic route that could form the basis of biotechnological production. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Electric Shock Makes Mushrooms Grow: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how to slow down ping pong (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms: art foraged from nature – in pictures
The mysterious islands of the Salish Sea, between British Columbia and Washington State, are home to the ecological artistJill Bliss, who since 2012 has devoted herself to exploring the isolated region, artistically and literally. The archipelago has its own unique ecosystem, and Bliss ’s medleys of mushrooms and other arcane plants, which she calls her “living sculptures”, are gathered during a “daily treasure hunt”, hiking through woods and staying in isolated cabins. “This particular medley was made while lost deep in the woods of Cortes Island,” she says of one o f her favourit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kit Buchan Tags: Photography Fungi Art and design Culture Plants Environment Biology Science Source Type: news

How Do You Become a Humanitarian?
August 19, 2017Ghiath Alddin Zeen was forced to leave Syria, but continues to find ways to help his people. On World Humanitarian Day, meet a real humanitarian.“We started as a volunteer team in Damascus city—8 women and 8 men—in 2001,” says Ghiath Alddin Zeen. “In our free time, we were distributing food baskets during Ramadan, and second hand toys for the poor families.”Ghiath is now the CEO ofGhiras A-Nahda, a nongovernmental organization of more than 125 Syrian humanitarians. One of the NGO ’s projects,A Challenge to Survive, is helping people living in besieged areas of Syria ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments
A protein found in the edible mushroom commonly known as " shaggy ink cap " has the potential to kill leukemia T cells, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma Source Type: news

Substance in mushrooms and tobacco raises womb cancer risk
Cadmium was discovered in high amounts in patients who had the disease by University of Missouri experts. Smoking was shown to more than double our exposure to the metal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease warning: THESE four foods can contain deadly toxic metals
HEART disease is known to be caused by poor diet, lack of exercise and smoking, but it could also be triggered by toxic metals found in certain foods, including rice, fish, mushrooms and bone broth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Eating large amounts of THESE foods could be deadly
CANCER of the endometrium - the lining of the uterus or womb - is one of the most common in women. However eating particular foods, such as mushrooms, liver and shellfish could up your risk, thanks to a metal they contain, cadmium. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroticism is associated with challenging experiences with psilocybin mushrooms - Barrett FS, Johnson MW, Griffiths RR.
OBJECTIVES: Classic hallucinogens (e.g. psilocybin and LSD) have substantial effects on perception, cognition, and emotion that can often be psychologically challenging, however we know very little regarding the source of significant individual variability... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mapping the brain
(University of Konstanz) A significant development in understanding the brain: As part of her doctoral thesis, Katharina Eichler, a doctoral student at the University of Konstanz under the supervision of the neurobiologist Dr. Andreas Thum, has for the first time ever described the mushroom body connectome within the brain of fly larvae (Drosophila melanogaster) -- the circuit diagram of nerve cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mushroom spores launched by 'catapult'
Engineers mimic how mushrooms disperse spores (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 8, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Tim Wogan Source Type: news

Life after the bomb: exploring the psychogeography of Hiroshima
On the anniversary of Hiroshima ’s nuclear destruction, a walk through the city’s memorial park reveals a complex mix of devastation and rehabilitationHiroshima is flourishing. It has a population surpassing 1.19 million, a burgeoning gourmet scene, towering luxury shopping centres, and a trendy night life. It is a city of vibrant green boulevards and open spaces, entangled by the braided tributaries of the Ōta River. However it is also a city ofmemorialisation. Over 75 monuments, large and small, sprout like delicate mushrooms in parks and on sidewalks, scattered across the city as if by the wind. Whilst the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Becky Alexis-Martin Tags: Psychology Science Nuclear weapons Asia Pacific Second world war Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chaga mushroom: Nine potential health benefits
What are chaga mushrooms and what are their potential health benefits? How are chaga mushrooms used and what are the possible risks? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

PCR-based method for the detection of toxic mushrooms causing food-poisoning incidents - Nomura C, Masayama A, Yamaguchi M, Sakuma D, Kajimura K.
In this study, species-specific identification of five toxic mushrooms, Chlorophyllum molybdites, Gymnopilus junonius, Hypholoma fasciculare, Pleurocybella porrigens, and Tricholoma ustale, which have been involved in food-poisoning incidents in Japan, was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms could be wonder cure for depression
Full to the brim of psilocybin, the drug is proving to be an effective and safe way of combating the blues, according to a new review of seven studies by Touro University California. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Religious leaders get high on magic mushrooms ingredient – for science
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore enlists priests, rabbis and a Buddhist to test the effects of psychedelic drugs on religious experienceA Catholic priest, a Rabbi and a Buddhist walk into a bar and order some magic mushrooms. It may sound like the first line of a bad joke, but this scenario is playing out in one of the first scientific investigations into the effects of psychedelic drugs on religious experience – albeit in a laboratory rather than a bar.Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have enlisted two dozen religious leaders from a wide range of denominations, to participate in a study in wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Drugs Science Religion World news US news Source Type: news

Broccoli sprouts found to have significant impact in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Broccoli tends to be one of those polarizing vegetables. Like spinach and mushrooms, people tend to either love or hate it with no in-between. Regardless of how you feel about its taste, however, you might want to start eating more of it if you have type 2 diabetes. That’s because recent research has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2nd International Conference on Mycology, Mushrooms & Mycotechnology
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017Year: 2017Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

German man developed severe rash from eating raw mushrooms
A German man, 50, was diagnosed with flagellate dermatitis, a toxic reaction caused by eating shiitake mushrooms raw ­or undercooked. Only 100 cases have been reported worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amanita phalloides Mushroom Poisonings -- California Amanita phalloides Mushroom Poisonings -- California
This outbreak of poisonings from Amanita phalloides, or the"death cap" mushroom, highlights the potential dangers of ingesting wild-picked mushrooms, especially by inexperienced foragers.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms are safest recreational drug, according to new study
(Natural News) Psilocybin mushrooms may be classified as a Schedule I drug alongside chemical substances such as MDMA, Heroin, LSD, and Methaqualone — but the substance is significantly less harmful than its classification indicates. According to the Global Drug Survey 2017, psilocybin mushrooms — known on the street as magic mushrooms or shrooms — is the safest of all recreational... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fossil mushroom discovered from the era of the dinosaurs
Scientists say the unique find, believed to be 115m years old, is similar to today ’s fungiWith a classic shape, gills and a sturdy stalk, it wouldn ’t look out of place in a stir-fry – but in fact it’s the fossilised remains of a mushroom thought to have sprouted about 115m years ago. It is the world’s oldest known fossil mushroom, and it is remarkable that it was preserved at all.“It is pretty astonishing,” said Sam Heads, a palaeontologist and co-author of the research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Mushrooms are really ephemeral in the sense that to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Fossils World news Fungi Dinosaurs Evolution Science Biology Source Type: news

Amanita phalloides mushroom poisonings - Northern California, December 2016 - Vo KT, Montgomery ME, Mitchell ST, Scheerlinck PH, Colby DK, Meier KH, Kim-Katz S, Anderson IB, Offerman SR, Olson KR, Smollin CG.
Amanita phalloides, colloquially known as the "death cap," belongs to the Phalloideae section of the Amanita family of mushrooms and is responsible for most deaths following ingestion of foraged mushrooms worldwide (1). On November 28, 2016, members of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

3 require liver transplants after eating "death cap" mushrooms
Toddler who ate the wild mushrooms suffered permanent brain damage (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wild'Death Cap' Mushroom Seriously Sickens 14 in California
THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 -- A bumper crop of deadly wild " death cap " mushrooms in northern California is likely to blame for the poisonings of 14 people in December, health officials say. The culprit: Amanita phalloides, believed to be the world's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors say putting mushrooms in the MICROWAVE increases availability of antioxidants (seriously?)
(Natural News) A recent study conducted in Spain and published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, examined different cooking methods to determine how best to preserve the nutrients in mushrooms. Surprisingly, the researchers suggested that microwaving mushrooms was one of the best options for maximizing nutrition. Let’s take a look at how... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds mushrooms are the safest recreational drug
People taking mushrooms in 2016 needed medical treatment less than for MDMA, LSD and cocaine, while one of the riskiest drugs was synthetic cannabisMushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according to this year ’sGlobal Drug Survey.Of the more than 12,000 people who reported taking psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms in 2016, just 0.2% of them said they needed emergency medical treatment – a rate at least five times lower than that for MDMA, LSD and cocaine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Olivia Solon Tags: Drugs US news World news Science Source Type: news

Best Way to Cook Mushrooms to Maintain Nutritional Value
Boiling, microwaving, grilling, and deep frying mushrooms study reveals best cooking method to maintain nutritional profile of mushrooms (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 19, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Cooking Tips and Hints Source Type: news

Nutritional properties of mushrooms are better preserved when they are grilled or microwaved
Culinary treatments (boiling, microwaving, grilling, and deep frying) influence on proximate composition and antioxidant capacity of most cultivated mushrooms worlwide. A study has shown that microwaving and grilling are the best processes to maintain the nutritional profile of mushrooms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nutritional properties of mushrooms are better when grilled or microwaved
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Culinary treatments (boiling, microwaving, grilling, and deep frying) influence on proximate composition and antioxidant capacity of most cultivated mushrooms worldwide. A study by Spanish researchers has shown that microwaving and grilling are the best processes to maintain the nutritional profile of mushrooms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hallucinogenic mushrooms and their legal status in Turkey - Akata I.
Fungi are rich and diverse groups of organisms and it includes more than 100,000 species but the global biodiversity of the fungi has been estimated at about 1.5 million species. Mushrooms are those fungi that form large sporocarps visible without using a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lethal mushroom toxins: analysis of the amanitins and application of lateral flow immunoassay - Kaya E.
Deaths from mushroom poisoning, due to the ingestion ofmushrooms containing amatoxins, seem to be increasingboth in Turkey and worldwide. The amatoxinsfound in Amanita phalloides (also called thedeath cap mushroom) are most toxic agents, and they are respo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mushrooms get defensive
Some mushrooms produce long-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids as their chemical defense against insect larvae. The biosynthesis of these polyenes relies on only one enzyme, as scientists have now discovered. They report the unprecedented multiple double-bond-shifting activity by the enzyme, which is representative of a yet uncharacterized phylogenetic clade of polyketide synthases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mushrooms get defensive
(Wiley) Some mushrooms produce long-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids as their chemical defense against insect larvae. The biosynthesis of these polyenes relies on only one enzyme, as German scientists have now discovered. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they report the unprecedented multiple double-bond-shifting activity by the enzyme, which is representative of a yet uncharacterized phylogenetic clade of polyketide synthases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Illuminating the secret of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms
Scientists now understand what makes bioluminescent mushrooms glow, which may pave the way to new possibilities for harnessing fungal bioluminescence in analytical and imaging technologies. Bioluminescence is a highly conserved phenomenon that exists in a wide range of organisms; there are roughly 80 different known species of bioluminescent fungi alone scattered across the globe. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mushrooms may hold clues to effect of carbon dioxide on lawns, researchers find
Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Researchers set out to determine how rising carbon dioxide concentrations and different climates may alter vegetation like forests, croplands, and 40 million acres of American lawns. They found that the clues may lie in an unexpected source, mushrooms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers find mushrooms may hold clues to effect of carbon dioxide on lawns
(University of New Hampshire) Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire set out to determine how rising carbon dioxide concentrations and different climates may alter vegetation like forests, croplands, and 40 million acres of American lawns. They found that the clues may lie in an unexpected source, mushrooms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Toxic elements and bio-metals in Cantharellus mushrooms from Poland and China - Falandysz J, Chudzi ńska M, Barałkiewicz D, Drewnowska M, Hanć A.
Data on multi-trace element composition and content relationships have been obtained for Cantharellus cibarius, C. tubaeformis, and C. minor mushrooms from Poland and China by inductive coupled plasma-dynamic reaction cell-mass spectroscopy. There is no pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning in the northeast of Iran; a retrospective 6-year epidemiologic study - Dadpour B, Tajoddini S, Rajabi M, Afshari R.
This study aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic pattern of mushroom poisoning among p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Features of patients with severe hepatitis due to mushroom poisoning and factors associated with outcome - Bonacini M, Shetler K, Yu I, Osorio RC, Osorio RW.
BACKGROUND& AIMS: Acute liver failure following ingestion of toxic mushrooms is a significant medical problem. Most exposures to toxic mushrooms produce no symptoms or only mild gastroenteritis, but some lead to severe hepatic necrosis and fulminant hepat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Choice Farms LLC Recalls Very Limited Quantity of Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese Supplied by a Third Party that may have the potential for Listeria monocytogenes Contamination
Choice Farms LLC is initiating a very limited voluntary recall of stuffed mushrooms because the mushrooms may contain a cheese component which a third party supplier advised has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stuffiness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news