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Should You Stop Wearing Sunscreen To Get More Vitamin D? Here ’s What a Doctor Says
Last year, a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association made headlines when it asserted that sunscreen use is partially to blame for widespread vitamin D deficiency worldwide. The research raised questions, given that consistently wearing sunscreen is one of the most common pieces of advice from physicians. Should the risk of vitamin D deficiency — which can lead to brittle bones and has been associated with insulin resistance, high blood pressure and decreased immune function, among other issues — overshadow years of that advice? Not according to Dr. Victoria Werth, a professor of d...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Michael Pollan on testing psychedelics to treat depression
The author of "How to Change Your Mind" also discusses his own experience with so-called "magic mushrooms" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Pollan on the medical potential of psychedelics
After decades in the shadows, new studies are looking at psychedelic drugs and their efficacy at treating a variety of psychological issues, including depression. Bestselling author Michael Pollan wrote about the potential uses for LSD and psilocybins (so-called "magic mushrooms") in his new book, "How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence." Pollan spoke with "CBS This Morning" about his own experience with psilocybins. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Pollan: ‘I was a very reluctant psychonaut’
The bestselling author and activist has been exploring the use of psychedelic drugs in medical research for his book How to Change Your Mind. And yes, he had to try them for himselfMichael Pollan first became interested in new research into psychedelic drugs in 2010, when a front-page story in theNew York Timesdeclared, “Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning in Again”. The story revealed how in a large-scale trial researchers had been giving terminally ill cancer patients large doses of psilocybin – the active ingredient in magic mushrooms – to help them deal with their “existential distress&rdquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tim Adams Tags: Drugs Medical research Psychology Health, mind and body books Science Society Source Type: news

Mushroom sales rise at supermarkets because of health benefits
Mushroom sales have risen by up to 20 per cent this year, it's been reported by supermarkets and the Mushroom Bureau. The fungi are a source of B vitamins and healthy nutrients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The humble mushroom, the newest superfood
Mushrooms are often praised because of what they don't contribute to the diet, but that was selling them short. They are very healthy foods and could have medicinal properties. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The humble mushroom is the newest superfood
Mushrooms are often considered only for their culinary use because they are packed with flavor-enhancers and have gourmet appeal. That is probably why they are the second most popular pizza topping, next to pepperoni. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just one more ash dieback spore could push European ash trees to the brink
(Earlham Institute) Europe's ash dieback epidemic could well have been caused by just one or two mushroom-like fruiting bodies of a fungal pathogen from Asia, according to a comprehensive genome sequencing effort published in Nature Ecology& Evolution. This leaves even the most resistant ash trees at threat from the introduction of just one more spore from East Asia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Adding this mushroom to your diet can lower hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can range from a severe headache and fatigue to an irregular heartbeat and blood in the urine. If the condition is left untreated it can result in more serious health problems. Improving your diet is one way of lowering your reading, and some health experts recommend supplements, such as red reishi. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Magical' mushroom mix to boost regrowth of lost Scottish forests
Return of Great Caledonian forest speeded up with fungi spores to help saplings flourishThe return of the Great Caledonian forest that once covered much of Scotland ’s highlands is being boosted with a special mix of mushroom spores that should help saplings survive better on the hills.Fungi living on the roots of trees play a vital role in the ecology, helping to break down nutrients in the soil. But trees were lost in much of the Highlands many years ago so the fungi vanished too.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Trees and forests Fungi Conservation Biology Wildlife Scotland Environment Charities UK news Science Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Spinach and mushroom souffl?
Souffl?? has a reputation for being notoriously difficult. But this spinach and mushroom souffl??is an exception. And here's a tip:?When you cook with pungent cheeses, like Gruy?re, you only need a small amount for strong flavor. It saves on calories and fat. Each week one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Synthesizing a deadly mushroom toxin
(American Chemical Society) The death-cap mushroom has a long history as a tool of murder and suicide, going back to ancient Roman times. The fungus, Amanita phalloides, produces one of the world's deadliest toxins:α-amanitin. While it may seem ill-advised, researchers are eager to synthesize the toxin because studies have shown that it could help fight cancer. Scientists now report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society how they overcame obstacles to synthesize the death-cap killer compound. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms likely developed their psychedelic properties as a defense against predators
(Natural News) Psilocybin is the naturally occurring substance that puts the “magic” in “magic mushrooms.” Their psychedelic properties have made them popular for therapeutic, spiritual, and recreational use — for humans at least. But their biological purpose, as well as their evolutionary origins, has remained a mystery. Until now. A study, published in Evolution Letters,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People who follow the Paleo diet should eat more fish
Researchers from  Lund University found up to 60 per cent of our ancestors' protein came from fish, with just three per cent from mushrooms, berries and nuts. Carp and cod were favourites. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Spinach and mushroom souffle
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Altered states: Can LSD contribute to mental health?
Faith Salie reports on how LSD and "magic mushrooms" are being studied for their ability to help patients conquer anxiety and depression without the psychedelia long associated with mind-altering drugs. Salie talks with author Ayelet Waldman, who microdosed LSD and overcame a deep depression, and with NYU professor Tony Bossis, who conducted a clinical trial of cancer patients treated for depression with a one-time dose of the psychedelic Psilocybin. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Mushroom barley soup
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Basil pesto stuffed mushrooms
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical analysis of 48 patients with acute mushroom poisoning - Peng X, Wang C, Bai L, Dong J, Lu X, Liu Y, Qiu Z.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical manifestation and therapeutic method in patients with acute mushroom poisoning. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. The clinical data of 48 patients with acute mushroom poisoning admitted to Department o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Mushroom Poisoning Death Toll Hits 15
[The Herald] Two more Filabusi family members have died of mushroom poisoning, bringing to 15 the number of people who have died after consuming the fungi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sonic blends in mushrooms for more eco-friendly burger
Fast food chain Sonic Drive-In is blending mushrooms into a new burger to create healthier, more environmentally-friendly patties (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's Why Environmentalists Are Cheering The Latest Burger At Sonic Drive-In
The fast-food chain is about to roll out a new kind of burger made from a mixture of beef and mushrooms. Sonic calls it "uniquely delicious." Environmentalists say it could help save the planet.(Image credit: The Mushroom Council) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Taking LSD or magic mushrooms can change your personality
The new findings, by Brazilian and Spanish experts, come from a review of 18 trials where hundreds of patients were given psychedelics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET imaging shows that depression alters the brain
PET imaging results show that long-term depression alters the brain and suggest...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI, machine learning could predict OCD therapy outcomes MRI links function of brain networks to IQ Smartphone addiction causes brain chemistry imbalance MRI reveals brain changes caused by depression, anxiety fMRI reveals that 'magic mushrooms' reduce depression (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why are some mushrooms 'magic?'
(Ohio State University) Psychedelic mushrooms likely developed their " magical " properties to trip up fungi-munching insects, suggests new research. The work helps explain a biological mystery and could open scientific doors to studies of novel treatments for neurological disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mushroom Poisoning by Macrolepiota neomastoidea - Kim SY, Baek YH, Han SY, Lee SW, Roh YH, Kim KW, Kang SH, Jeong JS.
There are currently over 5,000-known species of mushrooms worldwide. Only 20-25% of mushrooms have been named, and 3% of these are poisonous. More than 95% of mushroom poisoning cases occur due to difficulties associated with the identification of mushr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Grass-Fed Beef Bourguignon With Cauliflower Mash
This recipe is rich with goodness and flavor — and is comfort food at its best. The ingredients are simple: Quality grass-fed beef is married together with vegetables and a few glasses of full-bodied red wine. I’ve used carrot puree to thicken the Bourguignon sauce towards the end of cooking, which is a lovely way of thickening sauces without using refined white flours. Don’t overcook your cauliflower. Make sure to chop the ingredients finely before cooking and keep an eye on the cooking time. Blend it when hot, which will result in a creamy, white mash that tastes wonderful. This recipe is from my cookbo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime weekend recipe Source Type: news

What Medtech Can Learn from Starbucks
In the medical device industry, it's common to see innovations that gain traction in the marketplace because of an unmet need it fills that clinicians have specifically asked for because they knew it would make their job easier in some way and lead to better patient outcomes. On the other hand, there are times that the marketplace goes gangbusters for something they would have never even thought to ask for. During a panel session on product design at MD&M West, Dave Saunders, used coffee as a prime example of that.  "If you ask people to describe their perfect cup of coffee they'll tell you 'rich, bold, ...
Source: MDDI - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Design Source Type: news

How Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Depression From An Entirely New Angle
A new study on the psychoactive drug in magic mushrooms reveals a possible reason why it ’s making headway against treatment-resistant depression. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Is The ‘ Souping ’ Trend For You?
 By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) — When I first heard of “souping,” it brought me back to my clinical days working in a hospital, where pureed soups and other easy to digest foods — also known as “full liquids” — would be prescribed for patients recovering from gastrointestinal surgery, or those who had difficulty chewing or swallowing. Then I reflected upon how much I regularly enjoy soup, especially for the comfort it provides on cold, dreary days — even though, thankfully, I have no health issues that would require such an easily digestible meal. Soup is often my go-to in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Diets Source Type: news

Harvesting mushrooms for food and fire: Tips for identifying them
(Natural News) Mushrooms – depending on which ones you pick, they can either be the boon or the bane of any outdoorsman. Just as there are multiple edible and nutrient-filled varieties of mushroom, there are also just as many that can kill you with a bite. Fortunately, telling the difference between a mushroom that will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithium biofortification of medicinal mushrooms Agrocybe cylindracea and Hericium erinaceus - Rzymski P, Niedzielski P, Siwulski M, Mleczek M, Budzy ńska S, Gąsecka M, Poniedziałek B.
Although an increase in dietary lithium (Li) has been suggested as a possible method for mood stabilization and for decreasing violence and suicidal rates, no Li-enriched food has entered the market. Here we continue to explore the feasibility of mushrooms... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Is the Health and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms?
Mushrooms are a “ powerhouse of nutrition ” and not a white food to be avoided, said one nutritionist. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Mushrooms Vitamins Diet and Nutrition Antioxidants Selenium (Element) Source Type: news

Skinny pigs? Low-fat craze gone too far
Let’s face it. You and I both know most Americans are struggling with their weight. I see it in my practice every day. There’s not one study that will tell you otherwise. What’s more, there’s been an explosion of not only obesity, but of related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. But did you realize that the rates of obesity and disease in America began rising at the exact same time the health authorities told us to eat a low-fat diet? It started in 1977 when George McGovern led a Senate Committee that released its “Dietary Goals for the United States.” According to ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition clogged arteries fat heart healthy low-fat polyunsaturated fats skinny Weight Loss Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Magic mushrooms: Treating depression without dulling emotions
Antidepressants may cause 'emotional blunting.' Can a 'magic mushroom' compound treat depression while avoiding this side effect? Two new studies explore. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Strangest things: fossils reveal how fungus shaped life on Earth
Fossil fungi from over 400m years ago have altered our understanding of early life on land and climate change over deep timeMuch of the weirdness depicted in the TV show Stranger Things is distinctly fungal. The massive organic underground network, the floating spores, and even the rotting pumpkin fields all capture the “otherness” of fungi: neither plants nor animals, often bizarre-looking, and associated with decay. As weird as they may seem to us, fungi are integral to the story of the evolution of our landscapes and climate.Molecular studies show us that animals and fungi share a more recent common ancestor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Fungi Fossils Science Plants Climate change Biology Evolution Source Type: news

Amatoxin-containing mushroom poisonings: species, toxidromes, treatments, and outcomes - Diaz JH.
Amatoxins are produced primarily by 3 species of mushrooms: Amanita, Lepiota, and Galerina. Because amatoxin poisonings are increasing, the objective of this review was to identify all amatoxin-containing mushroom species, present a toxidromic approach to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Analysis on clinical features and risk factors of death in 210 patients with acute mushroom poisoning - Wen L, Wu W, Li L, Gan L, Ou S.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical features and risk factors of death in patients with acute mushroom poisonings. METHODS: The clinical data of 210 patients with acute mushroom poisoning admitted to the Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical Univ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Correlation between model for end-stage liver disease score and prognosis in mushroom poisoning patients: a multicenter clinical study - Cai Q, Jia Z, Liu T, Zhang C, Hui Z, Dong X, Liu Z.
OBJECTIVE: To find out the clinical indicators related to prognosis in patients with acute mushroom poisoning, and approach its correlation with prognosis. METHODS: Clinical data of patients with mushroom poisoning admitted to the First Hospital of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A new kind of magic mushroom: New sustainable material made of mushrooms can provide housing, food security, water filtration
(Natural News) While some people are worried that we might one day run out of building materials, a group of experts has revealed that they have successfully created wood-like blocks out of mushrooms. Architect Chris Maurer and his collaborators at Redhouse Architecture in Cleveland, Ohio, aim for the creation of whole communities using mushroom “wood”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms help depression without 'blunting' emotion
Mushrooms are effective for patients with serious symptoms, found a study by Imperial College London. Yet scans show they don't dampened area of brain that processes emotions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacon, flour and mushrooms: 2018’s TOP superfoods to boost health and detox
NEW YEAR will bring numerous weight loss diets, but these superfoods could help you to detox, while reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peter Thiel backs company with plans to start clinical trials of magic mushrooms to treat depression
(Natural News) There are many interesting tech celebrities floating about in Silicon Valley, but few people can compare to billionaire Paypal founder Peter Thiel. Ever since starting what is arguably the world’s largest online payment processor, he’s had a hand in many other industries. He has been so prolific, in fact, that he has investments... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do you like your mushrooms? Researchers find that grilled is the best way to preserve the nutritional benefits
(Natural News) Spanish researchers have been able to show that grilling is the best way to preserve mushrooms’ nutritional benefits. Scientists from Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja (CTICH) sought to measure the influence of different cooking methods (boiling, frying, grilling) of betaglucans content, antioxidant activity, and proximate composition of four cultivated mushroom species.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mobile genetic elements that alter the function of nearby genes are detected
(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Ra ú l Castanera-Andr é s, an engineer in the Agri-Food Engineering and Rural Environment Department of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has worked on detecting mobile genetic elements (transposons) in basidiomycete fungi, a type of well-known fungi because they produce edible mushrooms and are active degraders of lignocellulosic waste. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms every day fights chronic disease: Button mushrooms are high in antioxidants, researchers discover
(Natural News) Eating small portions of mushrooms every day can make a big impact on your health. A recent study has found that mushrooms, particularly button mushrooms, contain important antioxidants that fight off chronic diseases, such as dementia, heart disease, and cancer. To reach this conclusion, researchers from Pennsylvania State University analyzed the relationship between mushroom... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belarusian mushrooms found to be contaminated with radioactive cesium
(Natural News) A shipment of Belarus mushrooms has been seized by French officials due to low-level radiological contamination. As reported by Yahoo.com, customs officials discovered that the 3.5-ton shipment, coming through Frankfurt, Germany, contained traces of cesium-137 or radiocaesium. Though the shipment of mushrooms wasn’t stated to be a health threat, they will still be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France Stops Large Shipment of Radioactive Belarusian Mushrooms France Stops Large Shipment of Radioactive Belarusian Mushrooms
France has stopped a large shipment of Belarus mushrooms contaminated with radioactivity from Chernobyl, but there is no link with a radioactive cloud from Russia last month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

France stops large shipment of radioactive Belarus mushrooms
PARIS (Reuters) - France has stopped a large shipment of Belarus mushrooms contaminated with low-level radioactivity probably from Chernobyl and not linked to a radioactive cloud that appeared in southern Russia last month, officials said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

France stops large shipment of radioactive Belarusian mushrooms
PARIS (Reuters) - France has stopped a large shipment of Belarus mushrooms contaminated with radioactivity from Chernobyl but there is no link with a radioactive cloud from Russia last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news