Experts are suggesting that magic mushrooms should be given out in care homes to help curb patients' fear of death.

Psilocybin, a key compound of mushrooms, reportedly looks promising in helping to treat depression.

Speaking at Cheltenham Science Festival, Dr David Luke - a professor of psychology at Greenwich University -said: "I think there's a good argument for psychedelics in palliative care."

"They get a glimmer of something which reduces their fear of death, and it's often that maybe death isn't the end or something like that," he says.

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