Health

Children really are the best contraception

Parenting a young infant can be exhausting, and potentially deplete parents' cognitive and emotional resources, but can it also intrude on parents' sex life?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Detection of pitch errors in well-known songs

Ever notice when someone's singing out of key? Like when you're in a karaoke bar and your best friend belts out her favorite Adele track but woefully misses the mark? Ever wonder how you know right away she's singing flat?

Neuroscience

Early sound exposure in the womb shapes the auditory system

Inside the womb, fetuses can begin to hear some sounds around 20 weeks of gestation. However, the input they are exposed to is limited to low-frequency sounds because of the muffling effect of the amniotic fluid and surrounding ...

Health

Residents enjoy better health after a switch to electric buses

The health of residents living alongside a bus route in Gothenburg, Sweden, became considerably better when hybrid buses were replaced by buses fully powered by electricity. Along with the noise levels there was a reduction ...

Neuroscience

Yoga may cut migraine frequency

Yoga therapy may reduce the frequency of headaches for people with migraine, according to a meta-analysis scheduled to be published in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.

Medications

Elobixibat improves constipation in chronic kidney disease

For patients with moderate- to end-stage chronic kidney disease, elobixibat is associated with improvement in constipation and lipid metabolism, according to a study recently published in Frontiers in Medicine.

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Frequency

Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time. It is also referred to as temporal frequency. The period is the duration of one cycle in a repeating event, so the period is the reciprocal of the frequency. For example, if a newborn baby's heart beats at a frequency of 120 times a minute, its period (the interval between beats) is half a second.

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