Original Articles
1. The Effect of Cow’s Milk Versus Calcium Supplement on the Components of Metabolic Syndrome in Overweight or Obese Women

Shiva Faghih; Alireza Abadi; Mehdi Hedayati; Seyed Masoud Kimiagar

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2014, Pages 88-92

Abstract
  Background: Obesity and metabolic syndrome are serious public health problems. It is suggested that high calcium diet can improve lipid profile, blood pressure and insulin resistance.Methods: In this clinical trial, 75 healthy overweight or obese premenopausal women were randomly allocated to one of ...  Read More

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2. Growth Faltering of Preschool-Aged Children with Poor Appetite Is Associated with Snacking Behaviors

Asma Kazemi; Zahra Hassanzadeh Rostami; Masoumeh Akhlaghi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2014, Pages 93-98

Abstract
  Background: The association between snacking patterns, sleep hours, and physical activity with growth status and appetite of preschool children was investigated.Methods: Sixty three children aged 3-7 years with low appetite and weight for age ratio below the 25th percentile were enrolled from those referring ...  Read More

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3. Sexual Behaviors, Knowledge and Attitudes of Female Sex Workers’ towards HIV/AIDS in Shiraz

Parvin Afsar Kazerooni; nasrin motazedian; Mehrab Sayadi; Nadia Motazedian; Mojghan Sabet

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2014, Pages 99-106

Abstract
  Background: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemics are largely linked to high-risk populations such as female commercial sex workers (FSWs). This study assessed sexual behaviors, attitudes and knowledge of this marginalized group.Methods: We conducted a cross- sectional study on 278 selfidentified ...  Read More

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4. Effects of Occupational Noise Exposure on Hearing Status, Blood Lipid and Hypertension Levels in Workers of a Fireclay Mine

Masoud Neghab; Hamid Karimi; Sayed Hamidreza Tabatabaee; Esmaeel Soleimani; Abas Ali Kasaeinasab

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2014, Pages 107-112

Abstract
  Background: Noise is one of the most pervasive hazards in industrial settings. This retrospective study was carried out to assess the effects of noise exposure on hearing status, blood lipids and blood pressure of employees of a local fireclay mine.Methods: Two hundred and forty male workers were studied. ...  Read More

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5. The Effect of Co-Metabolism on Removal of Hexadecane by Microbial Consortium from Soil in a Slurry Sequencing Batch Reactor

majid nozari; Mohammad Reza Samaei; Mansooreh Dehghani

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2014, Pages 113-124

Abstract
  Background: Among Alkanes, N-Alkanes with medium chain have been identified as the most important contaminants of the soil. N-hexadecane (C16H34) with low solubility in water also belongs to this group and has been used by many researchers as a model contaminant. The present study aimed to investigate ...  Read More

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6. The Adaptation Rate of Preconception Care with the National Standard at Ahvaz Health Care Centers in 2014

fatemeh ahmadi nezhad; Parvin Abedi; Shahnaz Najar; Mohammad Hossein Haghighi Zadeh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2014, Pages 125-133

Abstract
  Background: Preconception counseling is preventive medicine in obstetrics. Preconception care creates an opportunity for examining conditions before pregnancy improving pregnancy outcome. This study was conducted with the aim of determining the adaptation rate of preconception care with the national ...  Read More