Eating mushrooms could lower your risk of depression, study finds
Penn State College of Medicine researchers suggested the anti-inflammatory amino acid ergothioneine produced by mushrooms could be behind the food's depression-fighting effect. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poisonings caused by wild mushroom containing amanitin toxins - Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, China, 2019 - Xu X, Sun L, Zhang Y, Song J, Xing C, Zhang H.
What is already known about this topic? Among all food poisoning, poisonings caused by wild mushrooms containing amanitin toxins have the highest case fatality rate. Amanitin toxins can cause acute liver function damage, and symptoms of the poisoning can i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning outbreaks - China, 2020 - Li H, Zhang H, Zhang Y, Zhou J, Yin Y, He Q, Jiang S, Ma P, Zhang Y, Wen K, Yuan Y, Lang N, Cheng B, Lu J, Sun C.
What is already known about this topic? Acute liver failure, rhabdomyolysis, acute renal failure, and hemolysis caused by poisonous mushrooms are the most important mushroom poisoning threats to the Chinese population. The most notorious lethal mushrooms a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning outbreaks - China, 2019 - Li H, Zhang H, Zhang Y, Zhang K, Zhou J, Yin Y, Jiang S, Ma P, He Q, Zhang Y, Wen K, Yuan Y, Lang N, Lu J, Sun C.
What is already known about this topic? Mushroom poisoning is becoming one of the most serious food safety issues in China, which is responsible for nearly a half of all oral poisoning deaths. What is added by this report? In China, many mushrooms were pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning outbreaks - China, 2010-2020 - Li W, Pires SM, Liu Z, Liang J, Wang Y, Chen W, Liu C, Liu J, Han H, Fu P, Guo Y.
INTRODUCTION: Mushroom poisoning was the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks and outbreak-associated deaths in China. Mushroom poisoning outbreak surveillance can provide insight into the epidemiological characteristics of mushroom poisonings and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A case of alimentary tract hemorrhage caused by Japanese red mushroom poisoning - Sun YY, Chen XR, Zhao GJ, Wu B, Lu ZQ.
This article retrospectively analyzes the clinical data of a patient with gastrointestinal bleeding caused by russula poisoning in the First Affili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

How to sleep: The food that has a ‘hypnotic effect’ when eaten before bed to aid sleep
SLEEP woes can cause significant disruption to our daily lives. Fortunately, making a few amendments to our diet may help reverse the problem. Evidence suggests that one mushroom may have hypnotic effects, helping improve the quality of sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gaia review – attack of the killer mushrooms
A terrifying contagion spreads in this chilling South African eco-horror that takes the fun out of fungiThe mushroom is having a moment. Its magical qualities and deep connection with the Earth have been explored in numerous recent releases, including Louie Schwarzberg ’s Fantastic Fungi. Also journeying into the curious kingdom of the fungus, this psychedelic eco-horror directed by Jaco Bouwer reimagines the mushroom as an environmental avenger that awes and petrifies all at once.Deep in the belly of the lushTsitsikamma national park in South Africa, forest ranger Gabi (Monique Rockman) gets seriously injured after ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Phuong Le Tags: Film Horror films Fungi South Africa World news Science Culture Biology Source Type: news

California moves closer to decriminalizing psychedelic drugs
An initiative that would legalize magic mushrooms was recently approved for signature-gathering. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sherried mushroom sauce
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Reasons to eat more reishi mushrooms, a superfood that boosts your immune health
(Natural News) In Eastern medicine, reishi mushrooms are used to treat various health complaints. According to several studies, this unique superfood also offers many benefits, such as improving your immunity and boosting your heart health. Reishi or lingzhi mushrooms contain compounds like peptidoglycans, polysaccharides and triterpenoids that all contribute to the superfood’s many health benefits when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Neurologist Wakes Up in the Hospital Where She Works – As a Stroke Survivor
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Dr. Dipika Aggarwal sat in a Kansas City, Kansas, diner on a Tuesday afternoon two years ago sipping coffee and enjoying a mushroom omelet and toast. Only a month before, the neurologist... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In a post-SHTF world, mushrooms and seaweed may help you survive
(Natural News) Foods like mushrooms, seaweed and sugar from leaves may be the best way to create a sustainable diet in extreme SHFT situations, such as during a nuclear winter. This is according to David Denkenberger, a mechanical engineer at the University of Alaska who runs the non-profit Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (ALLFED), which researches ways to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2nd Afghan boy dies of mushroom poisoning in Poland
A second child of an Afghan family evacuated from Kabul to Poland has died after eating soup containing death cap mushrooms, which the family had unknowingly gathered in a Polish forest outside their quarantine center (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Poland probes deadly mushroom poisoning of Afghan evacuees
Prosecutors and police in central Poland are investigating the fatal mushroom poisoning of an Afghan family that was evacuated from Kabul last month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Poisoned Afghan boy dies, brother still critically ill
Doctors at Poland’s main children’s hospital say a 5-year-old Afghan boy, recently evacuated from Kabul, has died and his 6-year-old brother, who has undergone a liver transplant, remained in life-threatening condition after they ate poisonous mushrooms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Transplant for mushroom-poisoned Afghan boy; brother in coma
Doctors at Poland's main children's hospital say they will carry out a liver transplant on a 6-year-old Afghan boy who ate poisonous mushrooms with his family (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Three Afghan children poisoned by mushrooms picked in Poland
Officials in Poland say three Afghan children staying at a refugee center fell ill after eating poisonous mushrooms picked in a forest, with two of them in intensive care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Analysis of plant and poisonous mushroom poisoning events among people aged 0-19 in Guizhou Province from 2015 to 2019 - Ling D, Yajuan Z, Shu ZHU, Shenchao S, Shiguang LEI.
OBJECTIVE To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of plant and mushroom poisoning events among people aged 0-19 in Guizhou Province from 2015 to 2019, so as to provide the basis for prevention and control of food poisoning events among children and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An outbreak of mushroom poisoning in Israel during the 2020 fall and winter season: an unexpected outcome of COVID-19 restrictions? - Lurie Y, Lewinsohn D, Kurnik D.
INTRODUCTION: Mushroom poisonings occur every year in Israel, mainly in the fall and winter seasons. During the fall/winter of 2020, we experienced an increase in calls to the Israel Poison Information Center (IPIC) concerning mushroom ingestions. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

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