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Poisonous Mushrooms

Poison Mushrooms Kill Fourth Victim

AP | Posted 01.27.2013 | San Francisco

LOOMIS, Calif. -- A fourth person has died from eating a soup made with poisonous mushrooms earlier this month at senior care facility in Northern Cal...

WATCH: Toxic Foods We Eat Everyday

Posted 03.20.2012 | Home

Yes, most of the foods on this list need to be eaten in massive amounts to cause a reaction; however toxins are present in these everyday foods and ca...

Poisonous Shrooms Kill Australian Chef And His Assistant

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- A chef and assistant from China died after eating poisonous mushrooms in a meal they prepared for a private dinner at a restaur...

Two Die From New Year's Meal Of Poisonous Mushrooms

Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

A New Year's meal in Canberra, Australia turned deadly for two people on New Year's Eve after they ingested death cap mushrooms. Chef Liu Jun, 38, of ...

Your Yard Might Be Home to the "Vomiter" Mushroom

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.26.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's mushroom season in Denver again. This year, one large mushroom, with off-white little scales on top and greenish "gills" under the cap, is plentiful, despite the record heat. It's called the "Vomiter" because, if you eat it...

Mushroom Hunter 'Massacre' Claims 18 Lives In Italy

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A bountiful Italian mushroom season has turned deadly, claiming the lives of at least 18 people in recent weeks. According to Italy's La Repubblica ...

Telluride Mushroom Festival: Worth The Trip?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Telluride Institute's annual Mushroom Festival starts Thursday, spreading an appreciation for all things fungi. 2010 marks the 30th anniversary o...

Tiny Mushrooms Blamed For 400 Deaths In SW China

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

BEIJING — Every year during the height of the rainy season, villagers of all ages in a corner of southwestern China would suddenly die of cardia...

Why Don't Patients Take Their Meds?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

A good chunk of those beautifully printed, fully legible prescriptions never make it to the drug store to be converted into actual pills.

The Crazy World Of Mushrooms (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are estimated to be more than 140,000 species of mushrooms in existence, but only about 10 percent of those have been identified. Of that percen...