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  • Magic mushroom drugs could treat severe depression

    04/07/2013 10:47:57 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 46 replies
    DNA ^ | Sunday, April 7, 2013 | ANI
    Drugs made from magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression, a new study suggests. Scientists believe that the chemical psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient in magic mushrooms, can turn down parts of the brain that are overactive in severely depressive patients, the Guardian reported. The drug appears to stop patients dwelling on themselves and their own perceived inadequacies. However, a bid by British scientists to carry out trials of psilocybin on patients in order to assess its full medical potential has been blocked by red tape relating to Britain’s strict drugs laws. Professor David Nutt, professor of neuropsychopharmacology at...
  • Police: Teen Shoots Self In Attempt To Wake Up From Shroom-Induced Nightmare

    07/06/2012 3:45:26 PM PDT · by null and void · 26 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 6, 2012 8:39 AM
    DELAND, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Deland authorities say a teenager shot himself in the head to wake up from a magic-mushroom induced nightmare. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 17-year-old Steve Tilbury consumed several mushrooms, then drank a tea made from them, while with friends in his home. He told investigators that he fell asleep not long after his friends left. But when he awoke from his nap, he reportedly thought he was still stuck in his nightmare. “Tilbury said he woke up and it felt like it wasn’t real,” the deputy’s report states, adding that he felt trapped in his...
  • Magic mushrooms point to new depression drugs (Hope yet for Reid, Pelosi & Debbie Blabbermouth?)

    01/23/2012 6:57:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 1/23/12 | Reuters
    LONDON — The brains of people tripping on magic mushrooms have given the best picture yet of how psychedelic drugs work and British scientists say the findings suggest such drugs could be used to treat depression. Two separate studies into the effects of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, showed that contrary to scientists' expectations, it does not increase but rather suppresses activity in areas of the brain that are also dampened with other anti-depressant treatments. "Psychedelics are thought of as 'mind-expanding' drugs so it has commonly been assumed that they work by increasing brain activity," said David Nutt...
  • British military insider: World War III is being staged; starting with Israel and Iran

    02/20/2010 3:48:46 PM PST · by TaraP · 197 replies · 3,696+ views
    examiner.com ^ | Feb 18th, 2010 | Carl Herman
    There is a planned Third World War, which will be nuclear and biological. Our source believes that this is on track to be initiated within the next 18-24 months. • It is planned to begin with a strike by Israel on Iran. Either Iran or China will be provoked into a nuclear response. After a brief nuclear exchange, there will be a ceasefire. The world will be thrown into fear and chaos - all carefully engineered. • The extreme state of tension will be used to justify heavy social and military controls in all western first world nations. Plans are...
  • 'Studio 60’ Cancellation Iminent

    10/29/2006 6:05:52 AM PST · by edpc · 95 replies · 2,706+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sunday, October 29, 2006 | Roger Friedman
    Here we go: despite receiving an order for three more episodes on Friday, the Aaron Sorkin NBC drama “Studio 60 on Sunset Strip” is about to be put out of its misery. Cast members are already confiding in friends that the end is near. It’s likely NBC will pull the plug shortly I am told by insiders. Last week, Studio 60 had 7.7 million viewers. Compare that with competing "CSI: Miami," with 17.5 million. That gap cannot be closed. But ‘Studio 60’ has trouble internally at NBC, forget its intramural rivals. According to ratings stats, the “Saturday Night Live” behind...
  • "Magic" mushrooms mystical for many: study

    07/11/2006 4:36:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 540+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/11/06 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Magic mushrooms," used by Native Americans and hippies to alter consciousness, appear to have similar mystical effects on many people, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. At least one team of doctors is already testing whether using them can help terminal cancer patients come to terms with their fates. More than 60 percent of volunteers given capsules of psilocybin derived from mushrooms said they had a "full mystical experience." "Many of the volunteers in our study reported, in one way or another, a direct, personal experience of the 'beyond,'" said Roland Griffiths, a professor of neuroscience and psychiatry...