A woman who lost her memory after having sex!
Sex is not the healthiest thing to do as the doctors and media falsely claim!
By CNN, Published on Sat 7th Nov 2009
London, November 7: Many people describe sex as a mind-blowing experience, but for one woman it turned to be mind-erasing.
An American woman, 59, known only as Alice, suffered a sudden attack of amnesia after enjoying a steamy romp with her husband.
Called “transient global amnesia” or TGA, the sudden loss of memory is caused by pressure in blood vessels in the brain, and can be triggered by strenuous activities, bowel movements, or – commonly – sex.
Alice had the worrying experience last August after she and her husband Scott made love. She suddenly lost all memory of the last several years and the ability to form new memories, reports The Telegraph.
Post the steamy session, the couple turned on the television, which was showing the Beijing Olympics, and she asked: "Is there an Olympics?
Scott told CNN: "I saw that something was wrong, so I asked her, ''OK, what day is it?''"
When she couldn’t answer, he asked her to name the current President, to which she replied: "Bill Clinton."
Seeing her condition, the husband called an ambulance and she was taken to hospital, where it was initially thought she may have had a stroke.
However, neurologists were soon able to diagnose TGA, a relatively common experience in the over-50s.
Dr Louis Caplan, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, said: "Sex is actually a well-known precipitator. One of the things people have done to look at transient global amnesia is to look at frequency of various precipitants and sex always comes out as one of the most common."
A kiss can cause 'herpes'
Monday August 17, 2009, Melbourne
If you think a kiss is just a kiss, think again, for the simple pleasure comes with a health warning -- it can cause herpes.
The Australian Herpes Management Forum, which is to start an awareness campaign, has warned that a kiss is a major transmitter of herpes -- the symbol of affection "poses risks to both adults and children".
"No parent kissing their child or partner kissing their girlfriend wants to pass along the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), but people should be aware this is the main method of transmission.
"Once you have been infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2, the virus stays in your body for life and can be reactivate at any time," the Australian media quoted AHMF's Executive Director Tricia Berger as saying.
HSV-1 is the variant of the virus otherwise referred to as cold sores. It is commonly acquired as a child from contact, often a kiss, with adult relatives.
"If you have a herpes sore on or near your mouth, its likely that you'll pass the virus along to whomever you kiss. It is also possible to transmit the virus even when there are no apparent sores or symptoms, but the risk is higher when the sores are visible," Berger said.
Berger said the herpes risk posed by kissing would be the main theme of a new community service awareness campaign.
Television and radio ads will be aired nationally from August up to National Herpes Awareness Day, in October.