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BACKGROUND Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is defined as the presence of bacteria in urine without having signs and symptoms. The aim of this meta-analysis was to estimate the overall prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria among Iranian pregnant women. METHODS Major national and international databases were searched up to November 2015, including… (More)
Previous research has indicated that adolescents and young people trying to get access to accessible, affordable and acceptable health services which may face many barriers such as psychosocial barriers; for instance, they prefer to provide contraceptive products from drugstores located in other neighborhoods rather than ones located nearby. In addition,… (More)
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Background: This study aims to assess factors associated with cigarette smoking in central parts of Iran. Materials and methods: We used the data of the post intervention phase of Isfahan Healthy Heart Program (IHHP) that was conducted in 2007. Logistic regression was used for calculating crude and adjusted Odds Ratios (OR). The group with the least… (More)
1. Dept. of Public Health, School of Public Health, Abadan School of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran 2. Dept. of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran 3. Dept. of Public Health, School of Public Health, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran 4. Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,… (More)
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. In developed countries 60% of the populations are at risk of this cancer, and colorectal cancer is considered as 10% and 11% of newly diagnosed cancers among men and women, respectively (1). The Europe Society of Gastroenterology declared that colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in… (More)
Introduction Lycopene (C40H56), as a unsaturated red-pigmented linear carotenoid, has a molecular weight of 536.85 Da, and 11 conjugated and 2 non-conjugated double bonds; it is lipophilic and therefore more soluble in organic solvents (1-3). Lycopene is a lipid-soluble antioxidant and has been inversely associated with lipid peroxidation, comprising… (More)