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Relative age effect among U14 football players in Portugal: do geographical location, team quality and playing position matter?

Sci Med Footb 2022 08 28;6(3):285-294. Epub 2021 Sep 28.

CIPER, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, SpertLab, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

Background: Relative age effect (RAE) has been found to be particularly pronounced between 13 and 15 years of age in male football. However, the extent to which the phenomenon varies within a country demands a more comprehensive approach.

Purpose: To examine the effects of (north; centre-north; centre-south; south; islands), (top-ranked; middle-ranked; bottom-ranked) and (goalkeeper; defender; midfielder; forward) on the birthdate distribution (Q1: January-March; Q2: April-June; Q3: July-September; Q4: October-December) of U14 Portuguese players selected for the national inter-association tournament Lopes da Silva. Read More

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Different Sampling Frequencies to Calculate Collective Tactical Variables during Competition: A Case of an Official Female's Soccer Match.

Sensors (Basel) 2022 Jun 14;22(12). Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Department of Physical Activity and Sport, Faculty of Sport Science, University of Murcia, Argentina 19, 30720 Murcia, Spain.

The objective of the study was to assess the impact of the sampling frequency on the outcomes of collective tactical variables during an official women's soccer match. To do this, the first half (lasting 46 min) of an official league match of a semi-professional soccer team belonging to the Women's Second Division of Spain (Reto Iberdrola) was analysed. The collective variables recorded were classified into three main groups: point-related variable (i. Read More

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[Florence Nightingale was a reference hygienist and statistician for Pedro Felipe Monlau.]

Rev Esp Salud Publica 2022 Feb 25;96. Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Departamento de Enfermería. Facultat d'Infermeria i Podologia. Universidad de Valencia. Valencia. España.

Pedro Felipe Monlau was a prominent Spanish hygienist and defender of the Miasmatic Theory of Diseases. By the nineteenth-century, Spain had not enough health infrastructure. Monlau's publications became a powerful source of transmission of the dominant scientific ideas of European hygienism. Read More

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February 2022

The social role of pediatrics in the past and present times.

Ital J Pediatr 2021 Dec 18;47(1):239. Epub 2021 Dec 18.

Department of Health Promotion, Mother and Child Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties "G. D'Alessandro", University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

Pediatrics and society are closely related. This link is as old as the history of Pediatrics, and dates to the second half of the eighteenth century. The vocation of the first European pediatric schools, indeed, was clinical and scientific, as well as social. Read More

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December 2021

1ST Cavalry Division Forward's Defender Europe 2020 Plus: Lessons Learned Fighting in a Biological Contested Environment.

Med J (Ft Sam Houst Tex) 2021 Jan-Mar(PB 8-21-01/02/03):144-149

Deputy Division Surgeon/Medical OPS, 1st Cavalry Division.

The 1st Cavalry Division Forward (1CD FWD) along with Polish ally, subordinate brigades, adjacent supporting commands, and the 7th Army Training Command successfully executed large scale combat operations training in the Defender Europe 2020 Plus (DE20P) exercise in a biologically compromised environment. The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) presented many unique challenges and opportunities across all warfighting functions. Still, it proved that it is possible to train in a large-scale multinational exercise while effectively mitigating the contraction and contamination of COVID-19. Read More

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Modeling ball possession dynamics in the game of football.

Phys Rev E 2020 Oct;102(4-1):042120

Instituto de Física Enrique Gaviola (IFEG-CONICET), Ciudad Universitaria, 5000 Córdoba, Argentina.

In this paper, we study interaction dynamics in the game of football-soccer in the context of ball possession intervals. To do so, we analyze a database comprising one season of the five major football leagues of Europe. Using this input, we developed a stochastic model based on three agents: two teammates and one defender. Read More

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October 2020

Acceleration and sprint profiles of professional male football players in relation to playing position.

PLoS One 2020 6;15(8):e0236959. Epub 2020 Aug 6.

Health Research Centre, University of Almería, Almería, Spain.

The study aims were to describe positional differences in the acceleration and sprint profiles of professional football players in match-play, and analyse start speeds required based on the intensity of accelerations and decelerations. This longitudinal study was conducted over thirteen competitive microcycles in a professional football team from LaLiga 123. Data were collected through electronic performance tracking systems. Read More

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October 2020

Influence of playing position and laterality in centripetal force and changes of direction in elite soccer players.

PLoS One 2020 23;15(4):e0232123. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Department of Physical Activity and Sport, Sport Science Faculty, Universidad de Murcia, San Javier, Spain.

The purpose of the present study was to: (a) assess centripetal force (CentF) and changes of direction (COD) in elite soccer players according to playing position (central defender, CD; lateral defender, LD; central midfielder, CM; lateral midfielder, LM; forward, FW), laterality (right-footed vs. left-footed) and field zone (central vs. lateral), and (b) analyze the relationship between anthropometric characteristics (age, weight, height, body mass and fat mass) and non-linear locomotion workload. Read More

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[Vaccine hesitancy in Spain (1801), Ruiz de Luzuriaga responses in defense of vaccination].

Rev Esp Salud Publica 2020 Feb 13;94. Epub 2020 Feb 13.

Cátedra Balmis de Vacunología. Universidad de Alicante. Alicante. España.

The rapid diffusion of the jennerian method was founded in simplicity to practice, in its apparent effectiveness in combating smallpox and its epidemiological opportunity, as it appeared at the time of greatest recrudescence of the disease. The initial impulse for it's propagation, which originated a recognized movement to protect population health, was not without controversy. At the same time that defenders of the vaccine were added, opposite opinions appeared that used diverse critics to discredit it. Read More

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February 2020

Evaluation of the Technical Performance of Football Players in the UEFA Champions League.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 01 17;17(2). Epub 2020 Jan 17.

Institute of Training and Computer Science in Sport, German Sport University Cologne, 50933 Cologne, Germany.

This study aimed to assess the technical match performance of top-class football players in a long-term perspective. Technical performance profiles of players according to five playing positions (central defender, full back, wide midfielder, central midfielder, forward) and five situational variables (competition stage, match location, quality of team, quality of opponent, match outcome) were established. Technical match data of players in the UEFA Champions League from season 2009-2010 to 2016-2017 were analyzed. Read More

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January 2020

Anthropometric Profile of Soccer Players as a Determinant of Position Specificity and Methodological Issues of Body Composition Estimation.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 07 5;16(13). Epub 2019 Jul 5.

Institute of Primary Care, University of Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland.

The aim of the present study was (a) to describe the anthropometric profile of a large group of soccer players based on different age groups and their playing positions on the field, and (b) to examine the variations of body composition among adult soccer players using diverse equations based on skinfold thickness. A total of 618 Greek soccer players who were grouped by age (i.e. Read More

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Gender-Bashing in Adolescents: Structural Relations with Heterosexual Matrix, Racism/Xenophobia and Attitudes Toward Bullying.

J Sch Health 2019 07 8;89(7):536-548. Epub 2019 May 8.

University of Vigo, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Avda. Castelao, 32004 Ourense, Spain.

Background: This study examined the combined influence of gender variables (specifically gender stereotypes, sexism, and genderism/transphobia) as well as racism/xenophobia and attitudes toward bullying roles on gender-bashing.

Methods: A trans-cultural sample of 2410 Spanish and Portuguese students participated in the study (mean age = 15.13). Read More

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RPC Teacher-Based Program for Improving Coping Strategies to Deal with Cyberbullying.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 03 16;16(6). Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Faculty of Education, Free University of Bolzano, 39042 Brixen-Bressanone, Italy.

Background: Cyberbullying is a serious threat to public health and teachers can play a key role in its detection, prevention and intervention. The present study evaluated the effectiveness of the RPC ("Relazioni per crescere"-Relationships to Grow) program, a short intervention, implemented at classroom level by trained teachers, aimed at improving awareness on cyberbullying and increasing proactive coping strategies to deal with cyberbullying behaviors.

Method: The effectiveness of the RPC project was analyzed through an observational study (pre/post-intervention comparison), involving 898 Italian students of Lower Secondary schools (6th⁻8th grades). Read More

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Understanding foreign accent syndrome.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2019 11 2;90(11):1265-1269. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Objective: Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is widely understood as an unusual consequence of structural neurological damage, but may sometimes represent a functional neurological disorder. This observational study aimed to assess the prevalence and utility of positive features of functional FAS in a large group of individuals reporting FAS.

Methods: Participants self-reporting FAS recruited from informal unmoderated online support forums and via professional networks completed an online survey. Read More

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November 2019

Psychometric properties of the cyberbullying triangulation questionnaire: A prevalence analysis through seven roles.

Scand J Psychol 2019 Apr 28;60(2):160-168. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain.

This study explores the psychometric properties of the Cyberbullying Triangulation Questionnaire (CTQ), which measures and triangulates the roles of cybervictimization, cyberaggression, and cyberbystanding. The study sample was composed of 5,036 Spanish students with a mean age of 14.19 years (SD = ±1. Read More

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"Macro-structure" of developmental participation histories and "micro-structure" of practice of German female world-class and national-class football players.

Arne Güllich

J Sports Sci 2019 Jun 24;37(12):1347-1355. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

a Department of Sport Science , University of Kaiserslautern , Kaiserslautern , Germany.

The study examined the "micro-structure" of football practice and the "macro-structure" of participation history of female professional football players. Participants were 29 German 1st league (Bundesliga) players, 14 of whom played on the senior national team (Olympic Champion in 2016). A questionnaire recorded the players' positions, proportions of physical conditioning, drill-type skill exercises and playing forms within coach-led football practice, and the volume of coach-led practice and peer-led play, in both football and other sports, from childhood to adulthood. Read More

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The disease of Sigmund Freud: oral cancer or cocaine-induced lesion?

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 17;276(1):263-265. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy.

Purpose: Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychoanalysis, suffered from what was considered to be a malignant tumour spreading from the back of his palate. He underwent numerous surgical interventions and radiation therapy over the course of 16 years. Such a long survival casts a shadow of doubt on the diagnosis of oral cancer that was given to Freud. Read More

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January 2019

The Relative Age Effect in the 10 Best Leagues of Male Professional Football of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

J Sports Sci Med 2018 Sep 14;17(3):409-416. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

University of Leon, Institute of Biomedicine, Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, León, Spain.

The aim of the present research was to observe the relative age effect on professional soccer players of the ten best leagues of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), according to the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics). The sample consisted of 5201 professional players who participated in the professional leagues during the 2016-2017 season. The birth date of each player was classified in four quartiles (Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4). Read More

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September 2018

as a potential defender against swimmer's itch in European recreational water bodies-experimental study.

PeerJ 2018 25;6:e5045. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology and Environment Protection, Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Toruń, Poland.

Swimmer's itch is a re-emerging human disease caused by bird schistosome cercariae, which can infect bathing or working people in water bodies. Even if cercariae fail after penetrating the human skin, they can cause dangerous symptoms in atypical mammal hosts. One of the natural methods to reduce the presence of cercariae in the environment could lie in the introduction of non-host snail species to the ecosystem, which is known as the "dilution" or "decoy" effect. Read More

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Hans Asperger, National Socialism, and "race hygiene" in Nazi-era Vienna.

Herwig Czech

Mol Autism 2018 19;9:29. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

Ethics, Collections, and History of Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Straße 25, 1090 Vienna, Austria.

Background: Hans Asperger (1906-1980) first designated a group of children with distinct psychological characteristics as 'autistic psychopaths' in 1938, several years before Leo Kanner's famous 1943 paper on autism. In 1944, Asperger published a comprehensive study on the topic (submitted to Vienna University in 1942 as his postdoctoral thesis), which would only find international acknowledgement in the 1980s. From then on, the eponym 'Asperger's syndrome' increasingly gained currency in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the conceptualization of the condition. Read More

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October 2018

The relative age effect is larger in Italian soccer top-level youth categories and smaller in Serie A.

PLoS One 2018 19;13(4):e0196253. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

NeuroMuscularFunction | Research Group, School of Exercise and Sport Sciences, SUISM, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Torino, Turin, Italy.

The relative age effect (RAE; i.e., an asymmetry in the birth distribution) is a bias observed in sport competitions that may favour relatively older athletes in talent identification. Read More

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[The pharmacist and deputy Henri Schmidt, the law voted in 1913 and said «for three years» and the position of mobilized pharmacists at the beginning of First World War].

Pierre Labrude

Rev Hist Pharm (Paris) 2017 Mar;65(393):41-54

Henri Schmidt was, with his fellow the senator Paul Cazeneuve, the main defender of the mention of pharmacists and pharmacy students in the articles of the law voted in 1913 for the recruitment of the army. After the description of their interventions to attain this end, and a short biography of these two politicians, the paper explains the activities of the pharmaceutical parliamentary group, during the early years of the war, in view to obtain the admittance in the medical corps of the pharmacists and students unprovided of rank, for the new creation of «auxiliary pharmacists», for the appointment as soon as possible of the maximum number of colleagues at this rank, and then for their promotion to the rank of «aide-major», resolution that appeared more difficult to obtain. Read More

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Beach handball is safer than indoor team handball: injury rates during the 2017 European Beach Handball Championships.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2018 Jul 28;26(7):1909-1915. Epub 2018 Mar 28.

Department of Trauma Surgery, University Medical Centre Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

Purpose: Beach handball is a relatively new type of sports, which was derived from team handball. Medical issues such as frequency and severity of injury are yet unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the injury pattern and injury rates of this new type of sports. Read More

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Classroom relationship qualities and social-cognitive correlates of defending and passive bystanding in school bullying in Sweden: A multilevel analysis.

J Sch Psychol 2017 08 4;63:49-62. Epub 2017 Apr 4.

University of Florida, USA.

Using the social-ecological and social cognitive theories as integrated guiding frameworks, the present study examined whether moral disengagement and defender self-efficacy at the individual level, and moral disengagement, quality of teacher-student relationships and quality of student-student relationships at the classroom level were associated with passive bystanding and defending in bullying situations. Participants were 900 Swedish students from 43 classrooms, ranging in age from 9 to 13years. Multilevel regression analyses revealed that passive reactions by bystanders were associated with greater moral disengagement and less defender self-efficacy. Read More

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The dentists' defender.

J Ir Dent Assoc 2017 Feb-Mar;63(1):19-20, 22

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Early adolescents' motivations to defend victims in school bullying and their perceptions of student-teacher relationships: A self-determination theory approach.

J Adolesc 2016 Dec 18;53:75-90. Epub 2016 Sep 18.

Linköping University, Sweden.

The aim of this study was to investigate whether various dimensions of student-teacher relationships were associated with different types of motivation to defend victims in bullying and to determine the association between these types of motivations and various bystander behaviors in bullying situations among early adolescents in Italy. Data were collected from 405 Italian adolescents who completed a survey in their classroom. Results showed that warm student-teacher relationships were positively associated with defending victims and with autonomous motivation to defend victims. Read More

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December 2016

DEFENDER: Detecting and Forecasting Epidemics Using Novel Data-Analytics for Enhanced Response.

PLoS One 2016 18;11(5):e0155417. Epub 2016 May 18.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kingdom.

In recent years social and news media have increasingly been used to explain patterns in disease activity and progression. Social media data, principally from the Twitter network, has been shown to correlate well with official disease case counts. This fact has been exploited to provide advance warning of outbreak detection, forecasting of disease levels and the ability to predict the likelihood of individuals developing symptoms. Read More

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Participant Roles in Bullying Among Dutch Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders.

J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 2018 Nov-Dec;47(6):874-887. Epub 2016 Mar 30.

b Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia.

This study investigated whether participant roles (i.e., bully, assistant, follower, defender, outsider, victim) identified in bullying among normative groups of adolescents educated in regular education could also be found among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) educated in special education classrooms. Read More

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September 2019

Positional interchanges influence the physical and technical match performance variables of elite soccer players.

J Sports Sci 2016 24;34(6):501-8. Epub 2015 Dec 24.

f Carnegie School of Sport , Leeds Beckett University , Leeds , UK.

Positional variation in match performance is well established in elite soccer but no information exists on players switching positions. This study investigated the influence of elite players interchanging from one position to another on physical and technical match performance. Data were collected from multiple English Premier League (EPL) seasons using a computerised tracking system. Read More

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October 2016