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Unformatted text preview: Researchers explore amnesia, sex link Sept. 29, 2008 World Science staff Growing evidence suggests a puzzling relationship between sexual intercourse and a temporary amnesia that occasionally ensues, researchers say. In a new study, doctors at the University Hospital of Puerta de Hierro, Spain, described six such cases, involving men and women between 42 and 60 years of age, that passed through their insti- tution. The precise mechanisms behind the sex-amnesia link are unknown, they wrote, describing the cases in the Sept. 16-30 issue of the Spanish-language research journal Revista de Neurologia . But a relation between the two occurrences appears increasingly more often in the literature We draw attention to the need to take sexual activity into account as a possible cause for the dis- order. The amnesia usually goes away within a few hours, so reassurance, based on clear diagnosis, is the most important treatment, wrote A.J. Larner of the Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the most important treatment, wrote A....
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