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“Dressage”, “Return” win awards at Dhaka film festival

 Two Iranian films won awards at the 17th edition of the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh, the organizers announced on Friday. Puya Badkubeh was named best director for acclaimed...

Health profiles soon available on mobile phones

By the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20), all Iranians can see their health profiles on their mobile phones, said the deputy health minister for planning.  “By...

Persian carpets captivate collectors worldwide

In 2013, a collective sigh from the attendees of a Sotheby’s auction in New York echoed throughout the room. A 17th-century Kerman carpet achieved $33.8 million — more than double...

Planetary Health Diet proposes individual choices to solve a collective problem

Thirty leading scientists from around the world have formed a commission to tackle two of humanity’s most pressing threats — poor nutrition and climate change — jointly, by proposing a...

Ahmad Shamlu’s poems to appear in Arabic

 Iranian translator Maryam Heidari has recently translated a collection of poems by the Persian blank verse poet, Ahmad Shamlu. The collection contains 70 poems and is scheduled to be published...

Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema to host Iran’s ‘Beloved’

Iranian documentary ‘Beloved’, directed by Yaser Talebi will go on screen at the 2019 edition of Culinary Cinema, the dedicated food section of the Berlinale Film Festival. ‘Beloved’ follows the...

Central Iran’s Yazd, home to world’s third tourist library

The only perpetual tourist library of the world that dates back to 250 years ago, is located in the heart of the central Iranian city of Yazd. This library is...

Iran, Sweden to expand academic ties

Iran and Sweden signed an agreement to boost academic cooperation and expand relations between universities. Swedish Ambassador to Tehran Helena Sangeland and Sharif University of Technology President Mahmoud Fotouhi signed...

National campaign to fight cancer launched in Iran

 A national campaign to combat cancer, aiming to increase hope among the patients as well as public awareness about the disease, has been initiated in Iran, ISNA news agency reported...

Tehran to host environmental impact assessment conference

The 16th national conference on environmental impact  assessment will be held in Tehran on February 20-21, Mehr news agency reported on Monday. The event is held annually to address different...

Over 1.2m infants undergone hearing screening test

 The welfare Organization has conducted hearing screening test on 1.210 million newborns since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2018), Mehr news agency reported on Monday....

National document on sexual health training being prepared

 The national document on sexual health education and training is being prepared by the Ministry of Education in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Supreme Council of the...

Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. That is one of the recommendations in a position paper of the...

Kermanshah exhibit explores history of ties between UN, Iran

An exhibition of photos and documents featuring major events occurring over 73 years of relations between Iran and the United Nations opened on Monday at a complex in the western...

Tehran conference to discuss effects of art, peace on sustainable development

 The effects of art and peace on sustainable development will be discussed during a conference, which will open at the Qasr Museum Garden in Tehran on Thursday. The Art, Peace...

Girls’ schools to be equipped with sports halls

 The Ministry of Education has developed a plan to build small sports halls in girls’ schools, Deputy Education Minister Rezvan Hakimzadeh said here on Saturday. Constructing sports halls, in an...

World’s top-notch animations to be screened in Iranian festival

World’s top animations will be featured in different sections of the 11th Tehran International Animation Festival (TIAF). International Section of the festival will host animated works that have been awarded...

Iranian cities to host nanotech entrepreneurship events

 Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council plans to hold Karno, a nanotechnology an entrepreneurship event, at three universities in the cities of Karaj, Tehran and Kerman in February. The events are organized...

Education, labor ministries ink MOU on out-of-school children

 The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare have signed a memorandum of understanding aiming to bring out-of-school children back to school. The memorandum of...

Higher calcium levels may predict heart disease

Specks of calcium in the heart’s artery walls could signal early risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly in men from South Asian countries, including India, and may help develop treatment methods,...

96-year-old female artist sets record high at 10th Tehran Auction

 A work by 96-year-old Iranian female artist Monir Farmanfarmaian was hammered at 40 billion rials at the 10th Tehran Auction on Friday, setting a record high among 113 other artworks...

Iran home to largest cord blood bank in Middle East

 Iran has the largest store of cord blood samples in Middle East by having collected 110,000 samples, announced the Managing Director of Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology. A cord...

Osteoporosis breakthrough: Bone mass increased by 800 percent

A groundbreaking set of studies has found that blocking certain receptors in the brain leads to the growth of remarkably strong bones. Could a new osteoporosis treatment be on the...

Number of foreign tourists to northwestern Iranian province up 10%

Number of foreign tourists to the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan has increased 10 percent year-on-year since March 21, 2018, said the director general of the provincial Cultural Heritage,...

“Ganjur” to celebrate centenary of children’s theater in Iran

The cast and crew members of “Mystery of Ganjur”, a play on stage at the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA), plan to mark on Saturday...

“Double” to compete in Irvine Film Festival

 Iranian director Ronak Jafari’s short film “Double” will go on screen at the 8th edition of the Irvine Film Festival, which will be held in Costa Mesa, California from March...

Some 64% of Iranians are internet users

 According to a report released by the Measuring Information Society of Iran at the Information Technology Organization, 64 percent of Iranians above six years are internet users. A survey was...

How much is Iran visa fee?

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a beautiful country, tropical weather and rich Islamic culture act as natural magnets for those who dwell in the far side of the world....

UNICEF, Pardis tech park sign agreement

 The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) office in Iran and Pardis Science and Technology Park signed a memorandum of understanding, ISNA reported on Tuesday. UNICEF representative in Iran,...

Tehraners donate $10m to orphans, underprivileged children

 Tehrani benefactors have contributed 435 billion rials (nearly $10 million) during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 22, 2018) to help children who are...

Three Iranian women among Asia top scientists

 Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) published the names of 50 top scientists in the continent and included three Iranian women in its list. AASSA is...

Cardiac events, stroke lead to loss of work, reduced income

Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the most common causes of death worldwide, resulting in hospitalization, disability and loss of income. For example, one-third of heart attacks, 25 percent of strokes...

Iranian student ranks 1st in int’l mental arithmetic tests

Iranian nine-year-old girl Ronia Hosseinzade ranked first in Universal Concepts of Mental Arithmetic Systems (UCMAS) competitions, a local official said. Speaking with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Monday,...

Berlin Film Festival invites Iran female filmmaker

Iranian female filmmaker Shilan Saadi has been invited to take part in the Berlinale Talents section of Berlin International Film Festival in Germany. According to a media reports, filmmaker Saadi...

Atlas of Women and Family at final stage

 The website of the atlas for status of women and family is now at the final stage, Athare Nejadi, deputy director for programming and coordination at the vice presidency for...

National Festival on Women and Science slated for February

 The University of Tehran is to host the 2nd National Festival on Women and Science in February, commemorating the late Iranian mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani. The event is to be held...

Guidance for parents about children’s electronics

Parents should avoid letting their children use mobile phones, tablets or computers an hour before bedtime and agree screen time limits, according to new official guidance. Experts say that looking...

Iran’s first sexual health and fertility center set up

 The first sexual health and fertility center in Iran was established aiming to address related problems and treat conditions leading to infertility, director of the Iranian Neurourology Association has said....

WISLAW, CAS women to meet in Iran for the first time

 Iranian capital will host the first International Congress on Sports Law on January 9 in which top female activists in this area will participate, the sole Iranian woman who is...

High blood pressure warning — the one type of exercise you should avoid

High blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some exercise or diet changes. Doing this workout routine every day could trigger deadly hypertension symptoms, and may be spiking your...

Six ways to raise resilient child

Helping our children navigate the stresses and strains of daily life is more important than ever. Figures released in November last year by the National Health Service (NHS) Digital show...

How do our emotions affect our immune response?

Many studies have shown that chronic exposure to stress, anxiety, and negative moods generally can affect physical health to a large extent. As Medical News Today reported only last year,...

Iranian ‘Azar’ to compete in Dhaka Int’l Film Festival

Iranian feature ‘Azar’ has been selected to compete in the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) in Bangladesh. Directed by Mohammad Hamzei, ‘Azar’ tells the story of a woman whose...

Playing to learn’ scheme to be implemented within month

With the aim of providing opportunities for deeper learning in schools a scheme titled “playing to learn” will be implemented by the Iranian calendar month of Bahman (January 21-February 19),...

8 Ways Winners Think Differently from Losers

– While mentoring a very sharp young entrepreneur the other day, it occurred to me that most founders and small business owners are in business without any real idea of...

Farwell to university entrance exam ‘Konkur’: minister

In a recent tweet, the Iranian education minister has heralded the end to Konkur, Iran’s cut-throat university entrance exam. “On Wednesday morning over a session the final decision for [eliminating]...

Iron deficiency symptoms: This sign in your ear could indicate the condition

Iron deficiency is when you lack the mineral in your body and this can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Symptoms can develop and lead to complications that can affect the...

How Exercise Reduces Belly Fat in Humans

 Some of you may have made a New Year’s resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this...

Over 1,000 foreign tourists travel to North Khorasan

 Director General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department of North Khorasan said that 1,235 foreign tourists visited the historic sites and attractions of the province in 9 months of...

Iran’s library: Persian manuscript sources to be listed

 One of the major projects undertaken by National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) is to promote Persian language and literature in the world and some phases of the project...

Iranian children win title at international abacus contest

 Iranian team consisting of 35 talented children have ranked first in different categories of the 18th Pan Pacific Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Association Global Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Championships held...

Green standards to be set for retrofitting schools

Green standards for retrofitting schools in line with environmental sustainability are being developed in an initiative between the organization for renovation, development and equipment of schools and Shiraz University, the...

Iranian children scoop awards at 18th PAMA championships

 The Iranian team comprising 35 boys and girls managed to win first place in team and individual categories of the 18th PAMA (Pan Pacific Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Association) Global...

Infrastructures prepared for women’s presence at stadiums: minister

 All infrastructures and cultural and religious conditions are provided for Iranian women’s presence at stadiums, said Masoud Soltanifar, minister for Sports and Youth Affairs. Since the beginning of the current...

Two more female ambassadors to be likely appointed

 Two more female ambassadors to foreign countries are to be probably appointed, MP Hamideh Zarabadi said on Sunday quoting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying. In the past, the...

MOU signed for improving water, energy consumption

 Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar and Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian signed here on Sunday a memorandum of understanding (MOU), pivoting on improving water and energy consumption....

Leafy green neighborhoods tied to better heart health

People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes than residents of communities without...

TEHRANI CITIZENS DONATE $1.6M TO WELFARE ORGANIZATION

Tehran residents donated 70 billion Rials (about $1.6 million) to the State Welfare Organization over the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), said the...

Prolific thespians shortlisted for Fajr Film Festival

The most prolific thespians of the 37th Fajr Film Festival were shortlisted for the event. The New Look section of Fajr festival announced ten directorial debut movies with Hediyeh Tehrani,...

Iran’s Khademalsharieh claims silver at World Blitz Championship

Sarasadat Khademalsharieh from Iran claimed a silver medal at the World Blitz Championship on Sunday. Russian Kateryna Lagno won the Women’s Section and repeated her success of 2010. She collected...

Iranian women allowed access to watch live football in stadium

 Iranian women are permitted to spectate a friendly match between Iran’s women’s football team and Russia’s in a women-only crowd at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran. The timing of the...

The Joy of Giving Lasts Longer

 The happiness we feel after a particular event or activity diminishes each time we experience that event, a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation. But giving to others may be the...

Kermanshah to host national craft workshop

 Kermanshah province’s cultural heritage department is scheduled to hold a four-day national craft workshop from January 8 to 11, 2019. The event will be held at Kermanshah Parsian Hotel, provincial...

Tourism official invites world to spend Christmas holidays in Iran

A tourism official invited people from across the world to choose Iran as the destination for their Christmas vacation, in a bid to lure tourists amid the tightening of US...

Chinese researcher terms Persian music as fascinating, creative

A Chinese musician and researcher believes that Iranian music has many elements of grandeur from charm to creativity, tolerance and popularity. Speaking to IRNA on Saturday, Zhao Zhuoqun, who is...

Iran’s Khademalsharieh wins silver at World Rapid Championship

 Sarasadat Khademalsharieh from Iran claimed a silver at the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The competitions are being held in Manege, the largest...

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ON THE RISE AMONG DOCTORS

“There are many new dentists now in the program, I don’t know half of them,” says Dr. Sara Saedi about the dentists who have been volunteering in giving medical services...

Are nightmares sign of mental health problems?

Turns out, nightmares are an indicator of mental health problems, such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Nightmares are classified as dream sequences that seem realistic and often awaken...

Depression of fathers and their daughters linked, finds study

A teenage girl is more at risk of developing mental health problems if her father has experienced post-natal depression, according to research. Parents, pay attention: Post-natal depression in fathers, in addition to...

Indonesian tourist invites Asians to visit Iran

An Indonesian tourist by publishing reports and pictures of her trips to Iran recommended that tourists from Southeast Asia visit Iran on the eve of the New Year’s vacations. Amelia...

Iran film editor Mohajer collaborates with Afghan cinema

Iranian film editor Mastaneh Mohajer collaborated with Afghanistan cinema on a new movie project titled ‘Eve, Mariam, Ayesha’. Directed by Sahraa Karimi, the new flick that has Iranian editor and...

Nothing can hold down Iran’s female footballers: Katayoun Khosrowyar

Katayoun Khosrowyar, an American-Iranian head coach of the Iran’s U-19 women’s football team, says Iranian female football players are more determined than ever. “Nothing can hold Iranian women’s footballers down”,...

Over 1 million children born within 9 months in Iran

 Based on the data released by the National Organization for Civil Registration of the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 22), a total of 1,046,099...

Experience contradicts Western media image of Iran

 An American fashion psychologist who accidentally landed in Iran believes that her perception of the country is totally different from what mainstream Western media outlets portray. Ashely Duncan told IRNA...

Iran produces animation to help raise spirit of children suffering from cancer

The first season of an Iranian animated series titled ‘Sarina’, aimed at raising the spirit of children suffering from cancer, has been produced in 13 seven-minute episodes, said the director...

Filmmaker Marzieh Borumand honored at national library

Marzieh Borumand, the director of TV series such as “House of Grandma”, “The City of Mice”, “School of Mice” and “Ziba Barbershop” that stir fond memories of the 1980s and...

Financial support for infertile couples on agenda: health official

 Providing financial aids for treatment of infertile couples is on the agenda of the Ministry of Health, deputy health minister Qasem Babajani has said. Prevalence of infertility among Iranian couples...

Iran ranking 16 in world science production: Minister

According to the 2017 global figures, Iran holds 16th place in science production and is the fastest growing science producer in the world, said Iran’s minister of science, research and...

Not all fats are bad

Fats are extremely important for human growth and development. We cannot survive without fats because it is an essential part of the human body, ndtv.com wrote. It helps in performing...

How good for your health is cutting salt from your diet?

Scientists have calculated that cutting salt consumption by around a quarter could halve the number of deaths from sodium-induced heart disease, according to a study conducted in a part of...

The age you should definitely get checked for hypertension

High blood pressure is a common condition that puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs. Diagnosing the condition – which is also known as hypertension – early is...

Moscow to host Iran’s Theater Week

Iran’s Theater Week will be held in Moscow in spring to make Russians more familiar with Iranian culture. The event, jointly organized by Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Moscow Theater, will...

How to treat a burn

Burns and scalds are the names given to damage to the skin that’s caused by heat, said the UK National Health System (NHS). A burn is caused by dry heat,...

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery to honor Niki Karimi

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington DC will honor Iranian actress and director, Niki Karimi. During the event which is due to be held February 17-18, the gallery will screen...

Marriage rates falling by 5% annually, says health official

The rate of marriage is dropping by 5 percent annually in Iran, director general for population health and family office at the Ministry of Health has said. Currently both marriage...

Obesity rises 5.5-fold in Iran in 4 decades: academic

Obesity and overweight have grown 5.5 folds over the past four decades in Iran, chancellor of Tehran’s Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences has said. Based on the studies salt...

Iran pursuing Yalda registration on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list

The head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) said registering Yalda on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list is on the organization’s agenda. Ali Asghar Mounesan made the...

Women with false-positive mammography results more likely to get breast cancer

Women who experience a ‘false positive’ result after a mammogram are twice as likely to end up developing cancer as those who get a negative result, research suggested. Every year,...

Flu is serious for pregnant women, others at high risk

Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu — including death — and should be tested and begin antiviral treatment promptly...

Najmeh Ahmadzadeh tops at Tehran Intl. Storytelling Festival

 Iranian storyteller Najmeh Ahmadzadeh took first place in the international competition of the 21st International Storytelling Festival in Tehran, the organizers announced on Thursday. Winners in various categories were honored...

Happy Older People Live Longer

 In a new study, researchers have found that increase in happiness is directly proportional with a reduction in mortality. The study, which focused on Singaporeans aged 60 years and older,...

How Parents Protect Kids from Stress

When young children experience violence or poverty, the effect can last well into adulthood. But new research from the Emory School of Medicine suggests that a strong parental relationship could...

Chinese TV airs program on Iran’s culture

China Travel Channel broadcast a program on Iran’s artistic and cultural beauties which are unique in the world. The 30-minute show, which was attended by Iran’s Chargé d’Affaires in China...

Vitamin D deficiency a serious nutritional problem: health official

 In Iran, and even globally, vitamin D deficiency is a serious nutritional problem, director of the Health Ministry’s nutrition office, Zahra Abdollahi, said on Sunday. According to World Health Organization...

Health Ministry providing services to 12,500 HIV/AIDS patients

 The Iranian Health Ministry is providing healthcare services to some 12,500 patients suffering HIV/AIDS nationwide, head of communicable diseases center at the ministry has said. All consulting and treatment services...

Spanish cultural activist: Iranian women playing key role in society

Iranian women play important role in society despite Western media propaganda, said the project manager of DocsBarcelona international documentary film festival. “Some Western media stress that Iran neglects women’s rights,...

School-based nutritional programs reduce student obesity

In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index (BMI), a new study led by the Yale School of...

In Iranian folktales, a woman heralds winter

Nan-e Sarma (mother of cold) looks forward the light and his male mate Amoo Norouz felicitates the spring and Norouz (Iranian New Year). The love story of Nan-e Sarma and...

Women play major role in water, environmental planning

Women play a great role in planning to address water and environmental problems, Molood Shiva, advisor to the energy minister for women’s and family affairs said here on Saturday. Women...

Trace of women’s growth in next year’s budget bill

The budget bill for the next fiscal year (starting March 21, 2019) has proposed policies regarding improvement of women’s condition in the country, Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and...
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