1. Heavy Metals in the Imported and Iranian Rice Consumed in Hormozgan Province

Mohsen Dehghani; Fatemeh Mosaferi; Vali Alipour

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, Pages 106-110

Abstract
  Background: Given that the share of imported rice from India and Pakistan, the current study was conducted to determine the concentration of lead, arsenic and cadmium in the rice imported from the two mentioned countries in comparison to Iranian rice. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted ...  Read More

2. Iron Supplementation Consumption in High School Students: A Cross- Sectional Study

Mohammad Khammarnia; Zahra Amani; Mahsa Hajmohammadi; Alireza Ansari-Moghadam; Marzieh Eslahi

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, Pages 111-114

Abstract
  Background: Girls are one of the high risk groups for iron deficiency anemia. Iron supplementation program is a preventive strategy for female students in high schools in Iran. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of iron supplements consumption among high school students in the southeast of Iran. Methods: ...  Read More

3. Relationship Between Occupational Stress Dimensions and Sickness Absence Among a Gas Company Employees

Rezvan Zare; Alireza Choobineh; Sareh Keshavarzi

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, Pages 115-120

Abstract
  Background: Working conditions have considerably changed and exposure to psychosocial risk factors, particularly occupational stress, has recently had an increasing trend. Studies have shown that sickness absence was the worst outcome of occupational stress. The present study aimed to assess the relationship ...  Read More

4. Isolation of Atrazine Degrading Bacteria in Semi-Salinity Medium

Marziyeh Ansari Shiri; mansooreh dehghani; Mohammad Reza Samaei

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, Pages 121-128

Abstract
  Background: Atrazine is a widely used herbicide. The increasing salinity of many water resources has had a negative effect on atrazine biodegradation. The aim of this study was to isolate atrazine degrading bacteria in semi-salinity media. Methods: Nine selected bacterial species were cultivated on ...  Read More

5. Quality of Life and Associated Factors among Elderly Diabetic Patients in Shiraz, 2014

Haleh Ghaem; Atousa Fakherpour; Mahmoud Hajipour; Mohsen Shafiee

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, Pages 129-136

Abstract
  Background: Today, the quality of life (QoL) studies have an important role in public health care, especially among the old adults suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes. Diabetes and its complications can widely affect various aspects of QoL. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess diabetic ...  Read More

6. People’s Attitudes Towards the Quality of Physician-Patient Interactions in Primary Health Care Units in Fars Province

Leila Bazrafkan; Sedigheh Ebrahimi

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, Pages 137-141

Abstract
  Background: Changes in expectations and requirements of the end users of medical education “community members” and evolution in health services necessitate some changes in the medical education curriculum. To achieve this reform in curricula, obtaining insight into the health care needs of community ...  Read More

7. A New Empirical Model to Estimate Landfill Gas Pollution

Hamidreza Kamalan

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, Pages 142-148

Abstract
   Background: Landfills are the most important producers of methane as human source. So, prediction of landfill gas generation is by far the most important concern of scientists, decision makers, and landfill owners as well as health authorities. Almost all the currently used models are based on Monod ...  Read More

8. Biological Nitrate Removal from Groundwater by Filamentous Media at Pilot Scale, 2015

Leila Keshtgar; Ali Akbar Azimi

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, Pages 149-157

Abstract
  Abstract Background: The compounds which contain nitrogen entering the environment can cause some problems, such as eutrophication for water resources and potential risk for human health because of methemoglobinemia and cancer. Biological techniques are effective in removing nitrate. The aim of this ...  Read More