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 developing leth...
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