‘ 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

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