transient global amnesia

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Swedish-Speaking Amnesiac Starts His New Life

With ex-lover he doesn't remember

(Newser) - Six months after waking up in a Palm Springs hospital with Transient Global Amnesia—speaking only Swedish with no recollection of his past—US Navy vet Michael Boatwright has landed back in Sweden, where he lived on and off for 20 years, the AP reports. With "no alternatives to... More »

Man Wakes With Amnesia, Speaking Only Swedish

Doctors are looking into the mystery of Michael Boatwright

(Newser) - Doctors are looking into the mystery of a Florida man who awoke speaking only Swedish, with no memory of his past, after he was found unconscious four months ago at a Southern California motel. Michael Boatwright, 61, was in February taken to a Palm Springs medical center where he woke... More »

Sex Really Can Be 'Mind-Blowing'

It can trigger temporary amnesia

(Newser) - LiveScience takes note of what may be the weirdest possible consequence of sex: amnesia. A medical journal recounts the recent case of a 54-year-old woman who showed up at the ER complaining that she barely remembered a thing from the past 24 hours: Diagnosis: transient global amnesia, triggered by... More »

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