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
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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 27, 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

Magic mushroom proponents confident measure will qualify for November ballot
They have gathered more than enough signatures but will await word about wether enough are deemed valid. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Magic mushroom proponents confident measure will qualify for November ballot
They have gathered more than enough signatures but will await word about wether enough are deemed valid. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: The mushroom proven to halt the hair loss process
HAIR loss is not given the attention it deserves because it does not usually signal a serious underlying condition. The effect it can have on a person's mental health should be taken seriously, however. If you are looking for a natural solution to hair loss, research suggests adding a certain mushroom to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: The mushroom proven to reduce your risk of brain decline and boost performance
DEMENTIA research continues to ignite hope that a cure will one day be discovered. In the meantime, the focus has been on taking preemptive action to preserve cognitive function. To that end, a particular mushroom has exhibited considerable promise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metal concentration and health risk assessment of fifteen wild mushrooms collected from the Ankara University Campus (Turkey) - Sarikurkcu C, Sarikurkcu RT, Akata I, Tepe B.
The aim of this study is to analyze Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Co, Cd, Pb, and Ni contents of Cyclocybe cylindracea, Armillaria mellea, Bjerkandera adusta, Rheubarbariboletus armeniacus, Coprinellus disseminatus, C. micaceus, C. comatus, Inonotus hispidus, Lepista nu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Enoki mushrooms tied to listeria outbreak that killed four people and hospitalized 31, CDC says
Enoki mushrooms are linked to four deaths and 31 hospitalizations in what the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says was a multistate listeria outbreak that is now presumed to be over. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brown rice pilaf with asparagus and mushrooms
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers take a cue from nature to create bulletproof coatings
(University of Houston) Engineers from the University of Houston are using a substance found in shrimp, lobsters and mushrooms, among other organisms, to produce high-impact coatings that can protect soldiers against bullets, lasers, toxic gas and other dangers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The secret to succesful shiitake mushrooms? Electric shock treatment
Japanese farming folklore says lightning makes mushrooms multiply – and research shows there is truth in itA few years ago, I attempted to grow my own shiitake mushrooms. I purchased a special log, which had been seeded with mushroom spores, and followed the instructions to soak it and then keep it in a shady spot. Sadly no mushrooms ever fruited on my log, but maybe I would have had more luck if I ’d given my log an electric shock.According to Japanese farming folklore, lightning makes mushrooms multiply.Previous research has demonstrated that there is some truth in this tale, and now scientists are closer to ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: Science Japan Food Agriculture Source Type: news

How I Protect My Employees With Bone Broth
Brewing a batch of my immune enhancing broth. Every other Friday, I have a catered lunch delivered to the office… As you might imagine, it’s a Paleo menu. But the favorite part of this tradition isn’t the food… it’s the bottles of bone broth I pass out afterward. I created my own “Immune System Enhancing Broth,” and the entire stock disappears within minutes. Today, I’ll share the recipe so you can make it at home. And I’ll show you just how powerful this ancient brew really is… There’s a reason humans have been harvesting bone marrow for thous...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning from Inocybe serotina: a case report from Ningxia, northwest China with exact species identification and muscarine detection - Xu F, Zhang YZ, Zhang YH, Guan GY, Zhang KP, Li HJ, Wang JJ.
Mushroom poisoning is a serious food safety issue in China. However, there is insufficient information on many poisoning incidents, including mushroom species and their clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatments and toxins. Detailed epidemiological inv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Scientists create glowing plants using mushroom genes
New technique could help shed light on plants ’ workings – and lead to unusual home decorEmitting an eerie green glow, they look like foliage from a retro computer game, but in fact they are light-emitting plants produced in a laboratory.Researchers say the glowing greenery could not only add an unusual dimension to home decor but also open up a fresh way for scientists to explore the inner workings of plants.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Biology Plants Science Environment Source Type: news

Mushrooms, oregano oil and masks targeted in crackdown on misleading COVID-19 ads
A mushroom spray, oil of oregano and a special hat to kill coronavirus in saliva have all been targeted by Health Canada in its crackdown on misleading and false claims of COVID-19 prevention and cures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Current fatality rate of suspected cyclopeptide mushroom poisoning in the United States - de Olano J, Wang JJ, Villeneuve E, Gosselin S, Biary R, Su MK, Hoffman RS.
This study was designed to determine the fatality rate of suspected cyclopeptide-containing mushroom ingestions reported to the National Poison Data System (NPDS).Background: Although silibinin reportedly improves survival in suspe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Enoki Mushrooms From Korea Linked to Deadly U.S. Listeria Outbreak
THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 -- Enoki mushrooms from Korea are the likely cause of a deadly Listeria outbreak in the United States that has sickened 36 people in 17 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Illnesses started... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

4 Dead, 32 Ill From Recalled Enoki Mushrooms
Four people have died and 32 more have been sickened in a deadly listeria outbreak traced to recalled enoki mushrooms from the company Sun Hong Foods. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enoki mushrooms recalled after deadly listeria outbreak
36 people across 17 states have been infected and at least 30 people have been hospitalized. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria Outbreak Linked To Recalled Enoki Mushrooms Sickens 3 In Mass., Rhode Island
(CBS/CNN) — Four people have died and 30 have been hospitalized with listeria, likely after eating recalled enoki mushrooms from the company Sun Hong Foods, authorities said. Two of the cases are in Massachusetts and one is in Rhode Island, according to the CDC. Sun Hong Foods recalled the mushrooms Monday because they may be contaminated with listeria, according to the FDA’s website. Sun Hong Foods, Inc. Recalls Enoki Mushroom Because of Possible Health Risk https://t.co/DhdXasjZiD pic.twitter.com/fO0IbwMnEk — U.S. FDA (@FDArecalls) March 10, 2020 Four deaths have been reported in California, Hawaii an...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Listeria Recall Source Type: news

CDC: 4 dead, 30 hospitalized amid mushroom-linked listeria outbreak
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating a deadly listeria outbreak linked to mushrooms imported from South Korea that has killed at least four people and hospitalized 30 others. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 deaths, 30 hospitalizations linked to listeria outbreak in recalled enoki mushrooms
Four people have died and 30 have been hospitalized with listeria, likely after eating recalled enoki mushrooms from the company Sun Hong Foods, authorities said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New test identifies poisonous mushrooms
(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) A simple, portable test that can detect the deadliest of the mushroom poisons in minutes has been developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Eating toxic mushrooms causes more than 100 deaths a year, globally, and leaves thousands of people in need of urgent medical assistance. Amanitin is the class of mushroom toxins that cause the most serious issues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychedelics have lost their cool. Blame Gwyneth Paltrow | John Semley
Mushrooms used to be the territory of hippies, explorers, indigenous people and artists. Now tech bros and wellness gurus have taken overOn a June evening in 1955, an investment banker and amateur mycologist named Robert Gordon Wasson found himself in an adobe house high in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, encountering the divine. That night, Wasson, his wife, the photographer Allan Richardson and about 20 local indigenous people took part in a Mazatec ritual involvingpsilocybe mexicana, a species of hallucinogenic mushroom. As Wassonrecounted in Seeking the Magic Mushroom, his 1957 Lifemagazine photoessay: “We chewe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: John Semley Tags: Culture Drugs Science Health Gwyneth Paltrow Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Could magic mushrooms be the new Prozac?
A chemical called psilocybin, originally found in magic mushrooms, is being hailed as a potential lifesaver for people with depression. So is the hype justified, asks DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ginger-marinated grilled portobello mushrooms
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic mushroom toxin
(Wiley) The death cap mushroom is highly toxic. However, some of its toxins can also be healing: amanitins are potential components for antibody-based cancer treatments. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, German scientists have now introduced a new synthetic route for alpha-amanitin. Their method seems suitable for production on a larger scale, finally making enough of the toxin available for further research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning with
BACKGROUND: Sclerodermataceae are known to be poisonous mushrooms; current published reports regarding the toxicity and treatment for Sclerodermataceae poisoning are limited. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old man was transferred to our hospital with complai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Study: Psilocybin From Magic Mushrooms Plus Therapy Delivers Benefits Nearly Five Years Later
Following up on a pioneering 2016 study, researchers found a single use of psilocybin combined with therapy sessions resulted in positive psychological effects years later for cancer patients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back
The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get sick. Since the first cases of a previously unknown pneumonia-like illness emerged in December, Wuh...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms boost TB patients' vitamin D levels, immune response
(Natural News) Despite the advancements in medication and the increased availability of antimicrobial treatments, tuberculosis (TB) still remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in low income countries today, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) who noted in its 2019 Global Tuberculosis Report that the disease infected over 10 million people in 2018, of which around 1.5... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just one dose of magic mushrooms can reduce depression and anxiety in cancer patients, study finds
A new study from New York University Grossman School of Medicine has found that cancer patients who took one dose of psilocybin had more positive feelings and less death anxiety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Magic mushroom' drug reduces anxiety and depression in cancer patients, study says
A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in magic mushrooms, could provide long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dose Of ‘ Magic Mushrooms ’ Cuts Anxiety, Depression In Cancer Patients, Study Says
(CNN) — A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in “magic mushrooms,” provides long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study finds. In fact, cancer patients who were given psilocybin reported reductions in anxiety, depression, hopelessness, demoralization, and death anxiety more than four years after receiving the dose in combination with psychotherapy. “Our findings strongly suggest that psilocybin therapy is a promising means of improving the emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of patients with life-threatening cancer,” said Dr. Stephen Ross,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Magic Mushrooms Psilocybin Mushrooms Source Type: news

Psychedelic Drug Psilocybin Eases Cancer Patients' Distress Long Term
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- A single dose of the psychedelic ingredient in " magic mushrooms " may bring long-lasting relief to cancer patients who suffer anxiety and depression, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found that of 15 patients who'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news