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

Is the yellow knight mushroom edible or not? A systematic review and critical viewpoints on the toxicity of Tricholoma equestre - Rzymski P, Klimaszyk P.
There is no scientific consensus regarding the safety of the Yellow Knight mushroom Tricholoma equestre (L.) P.Kumm. Following reports of cases of intoxication involving effects such as rhabdomyolysis, and supportive observations from in vivo experimental ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

How poisonous is the Dutch wildlife? - Langeveld K.
Recent publications on fatal cases of mushroom poisoning and wasp's stings in the Netherlands raised the question how poisonous the Dutch wildlife is. In this article I focus on plants, berries, mushrooms and animals. The annual reports of the National Poi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

New startup to focus on psychedelics ’ potential to treat addiction, depression
The company is looking to create synthetic versions of LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, without the hallucinogenic effects. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel under fire for hosting hundreds at Thanksgiving feast
Advertised as a "hearty touchless buffet," the meal cost $103 per adult and $53 per child, and included options like cider-brined turkey and vegan wild mushroom strudel. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hayley Smith Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Illegal Covid-19 Testing Sites Mushroom in Cities
[New Zimbabwe] Illegal Covid-19 testing sites are mushrooming in the country as Zimbabweans intending to travel outside the country seek fake test papers to cross the national borders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aloe Blacc ( ‘The Masked Singer’ Mushroom) unmasked interview: ‘My daughter was definitely inspiration’
“Music is truly the language that connects us all,” explained singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc, aka Mushroom, during his unmasked interview... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some doctors, therapists get Health Canada permission to use magic mushrooms
Four months after it allowed a handful of palliative care patients to use psilocybin as a way to relieve end-of-life suffering, Health Canada has cleared the way for more than a dozen health professionals to use the psychedelic drug themselves to help develop therapies for future use. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Mushroom Revival, Inc. - 610361 - 12/01/2020
New Drug/Misbranded (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Division of Human and Animal Food Operations East I Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is kombucha tea?
Kombucha tea is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Although it's sometimes referred to as kombucha mushroom tea, kombucha is not a mushroom. Proponents claim kombucha tea helps prevent and manage serious health conditions, from high blood pressure to cancer. What does the research show? And are there health risks? Learn [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 8, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Zappos founder Tony Hseih was planning to enter rehab in Hawaii for mushroom and ecstasy abuse
Tony Hsieh had planned to enter a rehab facility in Hawaii after admitting his drug and alcohol addiction had got out of control. Those... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myotoxic mushroom poisoning in Thailand: clinical characteristics and outcomes - Trakulsrichai S, Jeeratheepatanont P, Sriapha C, Tongpoo A, Wananukul W.
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of myotoxic mushroom poisoning in Thailand. Patients and Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of cases of myotoxic mushroom poisoning from the Ramathibodi Poison Center Toxic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

‘The Masked Singer’: Broc-star Paul Anka is sent home in smackdown against Mushroom during Group C Finals
Mushroom’s “Masked Singer” journey was nearly capped off Thursday night, during a special Thanksgiving presentation of the singing competition. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Magic Mushrooms Are Changing the Lives of Terminal Cancer Patients
The federal government has taken first steps to allow psilocybin-assisted therapy. A Victoria non-profit says much more can be done. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients
A proposal in Washington state would use right-to-try laws to allow terminally ill patients access to psilocybin — the famed magic mushrooms of America's psychedelic'60s — to ease depression and anxiety.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hopkins study shows 'magic mushrooms' may be effective in treating major depression
Four weeks after receiving monitored doses of psilocybin, researchers reported more than half of the study's 24 participants had achieved remission from their depression. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Emergence of amatoxin poisoning in the Netherlands - van Asten SAV, van Hemel-Rintjap TD, de Lange DW, Mulder-Spijkerboer HN, Kuijper EJ.
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 34-year-old woman from Thai origin developed acute liver failure after ingestion of a soup which contained the death cap (Amanita phalloides). BACKGROUND: In patients with poisoning due to amatoxin-containing mushrooms, gastro-intes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

More Evidence Magic Mushroom Ingredient May Help Treat Depression – Right In Time For Legalization
As voters in Oregon and DC opt to decriminalize psilocybin, there is growing evidence that the active compound in "magic," or hallucinogenic, mushrooms may benefit individuals with moderate to severe depression —at least when used alongside psychotherapy under a doctor's supervision. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrea Anderson, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Lifestyle /lifestyle Vices /vices Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Fantastic Fungi review – how mushrooms could save the world
With it spectacular footage of growth and decay and impassioned speeches about the magic of mushrooms, this documentary is a treat for the eye and earHere is a rather oddly-structured documentary-cum-mission-statement that changes its horse midstream. It starts out as a slickly shot nature film and then morphs into an impassioned screed on how mushrooms can – essentially – save the world. The central figure is Paul Stamets, a Denzil Dexterish figure who studies fungi in Washington state and is an advocate for the life form’s centrality to harmonious natural systems. (Though quite how that squares with dev...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Pulver Tags: Documentary films Fungi Drugs Society Science Culture Biology Source Type: news

Psilocybin Delivers'Remarkable' Relief in Severe Depression Psilocybin Delivers'Remarkable' Relief in Severe Depression
Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in"magic mushrooms," rapidly improves symptoms and produces remission in as little as two sessions for patients with major depression, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Voters in Washington DC and Oregon endorse psychedelic drugs
Biotech bosses hail breakthrough as magic mushroom ingredient decriminalised in parts of US (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Half of depression patients given magic mushroom compound symptom-free a month after being dosed
A new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine found that half of depression patients who took two doses of psilocybin, the compound found in magic mushrooms, were in remission one month later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns Of Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Linked To Deli Meats
(CNN) — A Listeria outbreak has sickened 10 people across three states, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes deli meats are the cause. The CDC issued a warning about the outbreak Friday, which has sent ten people from Florida, Massachusetts and New York to the hospital and led to the death of one person in Florida. Deli meat was the likely the source of the outbreak, the agency said. Nine victims reported eating Italian-style meats, such as salami, though the CDC has yet to identify a common meat or supplier as the source. The median age of those infected was 81 and most were female. While m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Listeria Source Type: news

Evaluation of the human health risk of wild edible mushrooms consumption from Batak Mountain, Bulgaria - Ivanova M, Dospatliev L, Grigorova D, Papazov P.
This study aimed to determine Pb, Cd, Ni, Cr, Mn, Co, Cu and Zn contents in 9 species wild edible mushrooms growing in the Batak Mountain, Bulgaria and thus to assess the health risk index arisen fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

JMU student saw 'big mushroom cloud' moments after Harrisonburg strip mall blast
A James Madison University student said he felt the power of the explosion that leveled a strip mall and left five people, including... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mushroom that breaks hearts: a case report - Karako ç E, Demirtaş K, Ekemen S, Ayyıldız A, Yelken B.
Because of the high mortality and morbidity, mushroom poisoning is a significant medical emergency that causes liver and kidney damage; however, its effect on cardiac functions has not been established yet. We aimed to present a 44-year-old woman who was p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms, Psychedelic Plants
Authorities won’t investigate and arrest anyone for planting, cultivating, buying, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with or possessing the plants. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

CDC: New 10-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Mushrooms
Have you heard the news from CDC about wood ear mushrooms? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink pharma Source Type: news

Mushrooms linked to salmonella outbreaks in 10 states
Federal officials are warning of salmonella cases in at least 10 states linked to dried mushrooms from a Southern California company (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Wood Ear Mushrooms Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 -- Recalled wood ear mushrooms imported by Wismettac Asian Foods Inc., of Santa Fe Springs, California, and sold to restaurants may be linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recalled Mushrooms, Possibly Served At Mass. Restaurants, Linked To Salmonella Outbreak
(CNN) — At least 41 people are sick in 10 different states after a salmonella outbreak that has been linked to dried wood ear mushrooms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The cases started between January 21 to August 26, the agency reported Thursday. Of the 41 infected, four hospitalizations were reported. The infected people range in age from two to 74 years old. The mushrooms, distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. in Sante Fe Springs, California, were sold only to restaurants and not directly to consumers. The recalled mushrooms (Image credit: CDC via CNN) The company voluntarily recalled t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Recall Source Type: news

Scientists identify new species of crystal-encrusted truffle, thanks to bonobos
(Florida Museum of Natural History) Mushroom-munching bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have introduced scientists to a new species of truffle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The future is fungal: why the 'megascience' of mycology is on the rise
The study of fungi has long been overshadowed by more glamorous scientific quests. But biologist Merlin Sheldrake is on a mission to change thatAs a boy, Merlin Sheldrake really loved the autumn. In the garden of his parents ’ house – he grew up a few moments from Hampstead Heath, which is where he and I are walking right now, on an overcast summer morning – the leaves would fall from a big chestnut tree, forming gentle drifts into which he liked nothing more than to hurl himself. Wriggling around until he was ful ly submerged, Sheldrake would lie there, quite content, “buried in the rustle, lost in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Fungi Biology Science Environment Plants Source Type: news

A mushroom-related brush with mortality: how John Cage fell for fungi
Despite one foraging trip landing him in hospital, the avant garde composer held a lifelong passion for mycology, using his expertise to supply New York restaurants – and surprise Italian quiz show audiencesIn February 1959, while on a visit to fellow composerLuciano Berio in Milan, John Cageappeared five times on a popular Italian television quiz show called Lascia o Raddoppia? (Double or Nothing). Cage performed several new sound pieces at the beginning of each programme, much to the bemusement of the studio audience. He then answered questions on his specialist subject which, surprisingly, was not musical composit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sean O ’Hagan Tags: John Cage Art and design books Fungi Foraging Photography Culture Classical music Biology Science Life and style Source Type: news

👉 After Legal Win, Whats Next for Magic Mushrooms? via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beans, mushrooms and more: Vegan sources of protein and vitamins B12 and D
(Natural News) Vegans and vegetarians don’t get enough protein – or so people think. In a recent article published online, internal medicine specialist Milton Mills blasted claims from dietitians that ditching meat means missing out on protein, an essential macronutrient. Plant cells contain protein, Mills argued. In fact, plant-based foods like grains, legumes and nuts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus strikes indoor mushroom farms
Coronavirus outbreaks struck at least a half dozen mushroom farms in Washington, Tennessee, Colorado and Pennsylvania, sickening scores of workers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Read Source Type: news

From value chain to value loop with biogas and mushrooms
Waste is only waste if you cannot put it to good use! EU-funded researchers have developed a circular value chain deriving income sustainably from wet straw, biogas digestate and similar residues, via products such as fertiliser, fuel pellets and mushroom substrate – and boosting energy generation in the process. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 6, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Discrimination between edible and poisonous mushrooms among Japanese Entoloma sarcopum and related species based on phylogenetic analysis and insertion/deletion patterns of nucleotide sequences of the cytochrome oxidase 1 gene - Aoki W, Watanabe M, Watanabe M, Kobayashi N, Terajima J, Sugita-Konishi Y, Kondo K, Hara-Kudo Y.
Entoloma sarcopum is widely known as an edible mushroom but appears morphologically similar to the poisonous mushrooms E. rhodopolium sensu lato (s. l.) and E. sinuatum s. l. Many cases of food poisoning caused by eating these poisonous mushrooms occur eac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms 'should be rescheduled' like cannabis
The experts, from the universities of Oxford, Manchester and King's College London, said recreational use of the Class A drug would remain illegal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ease restrictions on medical psychedelics to aid research, experts say
Psilocybin may be safe for treating depression but research is stymied by government controlsPotential treatments for severe depression, addiction and other mental health disorders are being held up by excessive restrictions on psilocybin,the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, scientists and politicians have said.Clinical trials suggest that psilocybin may be a safe and effective medicine for patients with certain psychiatric illnesses who do not respond to talking therapies, antidepressants and other drugs. But researchers say their work is being stymied by the government placing the strictest possible controls on the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Drugs Politics Mental health UK news Science David Nutt Depression Science policy Society Source Type: news

Phylogenetic evidence revealed Cantharocybe virosa (Agaricales, Hygrophoraceae) as a new clinical record for gastrointestinal mushroom poisoning in Thailand - Parnmen S, Nooron N, Leudang S, Sikaphan S, Polputpisatkul D, Rangsiruji A.
This study therefore, aimed to identify suspected GI toxin-containing mushrooms using DNA sequence analyses of the internal transcribed spacer (I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

4 dying Canadians wait to hear if they'll be allowed to try magic mushrooms for their anguish
It's been about three months since four dying Canadians filed applications with the federal government asking for the right to try magic mushrooms to treat the psychological distress that comes with facing the end of their lives. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Activists seek to decriminalize 'magic' mushrooms in DC
Despite pandemic conditions that made normal signature-gathering almost impossible, activists in Washington, D (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Clear the way for the Covid vaccine - No nutrition, no supplements, no natural remedies allowed
(Natural News) The media is at war with the natural health world right now. The Lancet is at total war with the world on hydroxychloroquine. Social media is at war now, crushing posts, videos and discussions about anything that works against Covid, prevents it or beats it, including chlorine dioxide, vitamin D, elderberry, chaga mushrooms,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hallucinogenic mushroom misuse reported to Texas poison centers - Forrester MB.
BACKGROUND: Hallucinogenic mushrooms are fungi that contain the substance psilocybin. When ingested, psilocybin can induce hallucinations, euphoria, and alterations in the perception of space and time. Ingestion of hallucinogenic mushrooms may result in ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New Test Strip Can Identify Some Poisonous Mushrooms
A team of researchers is developed a test strip that can detect a toxin found in many species of deadly mushrooms. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news