Epidemiological analysis of wild mushroom poisoning in Zhejiang province, China, 2016-2018 - Chen L, Sun L, Zhang R, Liao N, Qi X, Chen J, Liu T.
In this study, we aimed to explore characteristics of wild mushroom poisoning in Zhejiang province, China. From 2016 to 2018, 429 cases of wild mushroom poisoning wer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Active ingredient in magic mushrooms could help treat mental health disorders including PTSD
Researchers in a study led by King's College London, found that psilocybin can be given safely in doses of either 10mg or 25mg to up to six patients. The trial is the first step in proving its effectiveness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic mushroom companies are on the Nasdaq now. That ’s a recipe for a bad trip | Ross Ellenhorn and Dimitri Mugianis
Wall Street and Peter Thiel are all investing in psychedelics. But Oxycotin showed the harm profit-hungry corporations can cause with ‘wonder drugs’The new Hulu series Dopesick is a dramatic reminder of the devastation that has been wrought by the opioid epidemic. Like the book on which it was based, and like other journalism about the Oxycontin crisis, the show makes it clear that members of the Sackler family, Purdue, unscrupulous doctors, and the FDA all played a part in causing the rampant overprescription of Oxycontin. Suddenly every kind of pain – not only physical but also psychological and social – seemed t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ross Ellenhorn and Dimitri Mugianis Tags: US news Drugs Health Science Psychology Medical research Fungi World news Society Source Type: news

Katy Perry's wild Las Vegas residency looks include a bra made of beer cans
Other highlights include a red latex bodysuit and fringed chaps paired with a mushroom hat, and a swirly, slit-up-to-there gown. #katyperry #lasvegas (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's: The natural 'anti-depressant' that 'protects' against cognitive decline
DEMENTIA is a double-edged sword, altering both the lives of its sufferers and their families. Fortunately, many of the medicinal compounds that can ease cognitive decline are found in nature. One expert explains how a certain mushroom could protect against Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Parkinson's. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ramaria flavo-brunnescens mushroom poisoning in South America: a comprehensive review - Scheid HV, Vi égas Sallis ES, Riet-Correa F, Schild AL.
Ramaria flavo-brunnescens is a mushroom that grows in eucalyptus forests causing poisoning in cattle, sheep and, with less frequency, in horses and pigs. It causes ulcerative and gangrenous lesions in the skin, tongue and esophagus, and loss of hairs of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

'Magic Mushroom' Drug Edges Toward Mainstream Therapy
Psychedelic therapy focused on psilocybin has received new interest as a potential treatment against anxiety, depression and other mental illness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Magic Mushroom' Drug Edges Toward Mainstream Therapy
Title: ' Magic Mushroom ' Drug Edges Toward Mainstream TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - December 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Californian firm touts ‘mushroom leather’ as sustainability gamechanger
Vegan leather alternative isn ’t just the hot fashion must-have – it could teach us about consumption and wasteVegan alternatives to leather could save more than just animals. The scientists behind fashion ’s new latest must-have – the “mushroom leather” handbag – believe that mycelium, a material grown from fungi which can be engineered to look and feel like calfskin or sheepskin, could help save the planet.Speaking to the Guardian before a talk at the Business of Fashion Voices conference in Oxfordshire, Dr Matt Scullin, CEO of biomaterials company MycoWorks, forecast that mushroom leather could be a sustai...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jess Cartner-Morley Tags: Science Fashion Veganism Business Environment Source Type: news

Beautiful, mysterious and misunderstood, mushrooms are finally having a moment | Lucy Jones
Fungi provide awe in abundance so get out there and forage in the mulch, while there ’s still timeMushrooms are having a moment. Cultural depictions of fungi are proliferating: from Seana Gavin ’s psychedelic mushroom collages shown at Somerset House last year; to the bestselling book Entangled Life, by the mycologist Merlin Sheldrake;we ’re seeing there is more to the fungus than meets the eye. Trials into thetherapeutic potential of psilocybin– derived from “magic” mushrooms – are even returning to modern medicine.And after one of the wettest summers in memory,local mushrooms are flourishing as well. Fungi-...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Jones Tags: Fungi UK news Biology Science Source Type: news

Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It ’s time to unlock their power | Rick Doblin
Studies of MDMA, ketamine, psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics have shown tremendous potential for therapeutic applicationsI study psychedelics. The organization I work for – theMultidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) – has been researching MDMA since 1992, seven years after the substance was prohibited. Our organization was founded in 1985.One of a few treatments designated a breakthrough therapy by the FDA, MDMA-assisted therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder is an incredibly promising treatment for this devastating mental injury. Survivors of PTSD may struggle to stay connected in th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rick Doblin Tags: Fungi Biology Science Medicine Source Type: news

Policy in focus: Is psilocybin the next cannabis? - Basky G.
Research interest in the therapeutic use of psilocybin, or "magic mushrooms," is growing alongside a "wild west" of dispensaries in Canada and the United States. The past decade has seen a revival of research exploring the clinical use of psychedelics ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Shadow equalities minister pledges equalisation of hate crime law
Taiwo Owatemi MP, the shadow minister for women and equalities, and herself a UNISON member, spoke to the union’s LGBT+ conference virtually this afternoon (pictured), taking the opportunity to announce that a future Labour government would equalise hate-crime legislation to ensure that all such crimes see sentencing affected by the motive. The trained pharmacist whose worked in the NHS, thanked UNISON members for all they’ve done during the pandemic. And she looked back at the important role played by trade unions organising for LGBT+ equality. However, she stressed that there is still inequality. For example, Ms Owat...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 20, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 National LGBT Conference equalities LGBT members Source Type: news

UK ’s warmer, wetter weather sparks bumper year for mushrooms
Kew Gardens and RHS reporting glut of fungi as public sends in ‘weird and wonderful’ samplesThe UK is having a bumper year for mushrooms due to the warm, damp weather, says scientists, with an increase in the number of rare and unusual species identified.Members of the public have been sending in unusual samples from their gardens to experts at Kew Gardens and the Royal Horticultural Society after a glut of fungi this year, and scientists say such booms will become more common as Britain ’s climate changes to become warmer and wetter.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Helena Horton Tags: Fungi Kew Gardens UK news Food Source Type: news

Wild rice mushroom soup
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news