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Persian medicine foundation inaugurated

TEHRAN – The Iranian traditional medicine foundation was officially inaugurated on Monday, July 16, with the aim of promoting healthy lifestyle and self-care throughout the country. The foundation’s target is...

Iranian students ranked second in the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI).

 Iranian students ranked second in the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI). WMI 2018 was held on July 12-16 at Yonsei University, South Korea. In this edition of the contest, the Iranian...

140% growth in welfare services to women in Tehran

TEHRAN – Welfare services to women in Tehran has increased by 140 percent in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year, beginning March 21, compared with the...

Women’s fertility may be related to heart disease risk factors

Young women with unhealthy levels of fats in their blood may have higher odds of having just one child, or no children at all, a recent study suggested. Dr. Aleksandra...

Iranian student snatches 3 medals in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, July 15, IRNA – Iranian student Parmis Morshedi received three scientific medals at Asian Science & Maths Olympiad in Malaysia. Morshedi has so far received a silver medal...

Girls Day commemorated in Imam Reza Holy Shrine

MASHHAD, Jul. 16 (MNA) – Shia Muslims in Mashhad celebrate the birthday anniversary of Imam Reza’s sister Hazrat Masoumeh. This day has been named as the National Day of Girls...

How to travel with children

For parents, going on vacation with their children can be extremely difficult. They should be prepared in some matters before taking such a trip with kids, especially if they are...

Tahmineh Milani to head jury of Sakhalin filmfest

TEHRAN – Tahmineh Milani, the director of such acclaimed movies as “Ceasefire” and “Two Women”, will preside over the jury of the official competition of the Sakhalin International Film Festival...

Studies on world literature honored at Parvin Etesami Literary Awards

TEHRAN – Two books on world literature have shared the award for best literary research at the 8th Parvin Etesami Literary Awards while works in other categories were only awarded...

Iran bags 7 medals at Asian Karate Championships

 Iranian practitioners snatched seven medals, including three gold, one silver and three bronze at the Asian Karate Championship in Amman, Jordan. Iranian athletes managed to grab six medals in kumite...

How having unemployed parents affects children’s future well-being

By Milena Nikolova and Boris Nikolaev* For many people, job loss can be a catastrophe with far-reaching negative psychological and economic consequences. Unemployment leads to lower earnings, worse physical and...

Iran picks 4 more medals at World Junior Wushu C’ships

TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) – Young Iranian practitioners bagged 4 more medals, including the first gold, on the second day of their participation in World Junior Wushu Championships, held in...

Maryam Pirband wins Best Female Director Award in USA for ‘Fermysk’

TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) – Short film ‘Fermysk’ directed by Maryam Pirband won the Best Female Director Award at International Independent Shorts Awards in USA. Produced by Maj-Sam Productions in...

Smell receptors could help sniff out health problems, researchers say

Smell receptors found throughout the body could help diagnose and treat diseases, including cancer, according to a new review of studies. Researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, after examining...

IRAN WOMEN’S DRAGON BOAT PREPARE FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

The teams of women from all around Iran are getting ready to compete in an international race in Anzali Lagoon in the northern Iranian province of Gilan. Dragon boat is...

Iranians use of herbal medicine increases by 1.5 percent

TEHRAN – The amount of herbal medicine consumption in Iran has increased by 1.5 percent, head of the natural products department at Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said. Natural...

Women are key to fixing the global food system

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, women make up about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force worldwide, and in some countries they make up 80 percent of...

Girls’ Day, a time for boosting self-identity and national happiness

 In order to boost self-identity and national happiness among girls, the presidential department for women’s and family affairs in cooperation with some other organizations and ministries is going to hold...

Family communication could prevent social vulnerabilities: VP

The low rate of communication between family members is one of the problems the society is facing which should be addressed to prevent social vulnerabilities, said Vice President for Women’s...

‘Bitter Sea’ to vie at S Africa’s Durban filmfest.

 Short film ‘Bitter Sea’ by Iranian filmmaker Fateme Ahmadi will compete at the 39th Durban International Film Festival in South Africa. Following its screenings at 15th London Short Film Festival,...

Kimia Alizedeh to bear flag at 2018 Asian Games

TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) – Kimia Alizadeh, the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal, will bear the flag of Islamic Republic of Iran at the opening ceremony of...

Iran female recurve team bag gold at Czech champs

Tehran, July 7, Iranian disabled archery team received a gold medal at 2018 Para-Archery Championships recurve category. The event started with the attendance of 30 teams on July 2. Iranian...

Role of mothers in educational success of their children

Seyed Morteza Anjavinejad Policies and programs aimed at increasing educational and economic opportunities typically target either low-income children or their mothers, but not both, which limits their impact in fostering...

Iran, Indonesia eye increased coop. on women affairs

TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – Iranian ambassador to Indonesia Valiollah Mohammadi Nasrabadi and Indonesia’s Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Susana Yembise discussed ways to improve bilateral cooperation on...

Iran’s Karate Team Qualifies for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian karate athletes won tickets for the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games after defeating their rivals in the qualifying tournament held in the city of Umag...

Study: Small talk not as bad as previously thought

People who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier, a new study confirmed. According to medicalxpress.com, Study coauthor Matthias Mehl, a professor of psychology at the University of...

How to solve every parenting dilemma

Parenting is no mean feat, particularly when it comes to disciplining your children. One wrong turn-of-phrase can catalyze the most apocalyptic of tantrums, placing a lot of importance on the...

Overtime work may overdrive diabetes risk in women

Working overtime may help your paycheck and give you a leg up in the office, but a new study suggests that women who log too many hours may have an...

Iranian girl wins first prize at Japan’s JQA drawing contest

TEHRAN, Jul. 2 (MNA) – 12-year-old Nasrin Mahboub won first prize at the international section of the 18th JQA International Environmental Children’s Drawing Contest in Japan. The JQA International Environmental...

Mehraveh Sharifinia wins award at Cyprus Intl. Filmfest.

TEHRAN, July 02 (MNA) –Iranian actress Mehraveh Sharifinia has won the Leading Actress Award in the Cyprus International Film Festival 2018. Mahraveh Sharifinia won the award for starring in Iranian...

Artificial ovary’ could help women conceive after chemotherapy

Doctors have made an ‘artificial ovary’ from human tissue and eggs in a bid to help women have children after cancer treatment and other therapies that can damage female fertility....

Giving birth in water appears safe for mother and infant

Giving birth in water, also known as immersion labor and delivery or waterbirth, appears safe for mother and baby, at least when it takes place in a hospital. Increasing numbers...

Iranian junior rowers snatch 5 medals at Asian C’ships

TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) – Iranian rowers gained 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Rowing Junior Championships, held in Chungju, South Korea. On the...

Parents pass on love of reading to children

Did you share your favorite childhood book with your children? If you did, you’re not alone. Most people do. But did you know it can help your children to develop...

VP: Iran focusing on gender mainstreaming for years

Tehran, June 27, IRNA – Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar said Iran has been engaged in gender mainstreaming and development plans in various levels for many years....

Revamped drug could save lives of many new mothers: WHO

A revamped drug that can withstand extreme heat and stay effective for 1,000 days could ‘revolutionize the ability’ to keep new mothers alive, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The...

Universities may be fueling the mental health crisis

Universities may be fueling the mental health crisis, the president of the Royal Society of Medicine has said, with many mistaking loneliness for depression. Sir Simon Wessely, who is regius...

Parents sharing pictures of children on social media put their human rights at risk

Parents who share pictures of their children on social media are putting their human rights at risk, the United Nations has warned. The UN’s special rapporteur Joseph Cannataci said that...

FIFA Sec. Gen hails Iran performance vs Portugal

Tehran, June 26, IRNA – The Secretary General of FIFA Fatma Samoura in a message hailed Iranian national team performance against Portugal. “Portugal, congratulations. Iran you fought very hard last...

Mom’s diabetes may be tied to baby’s autism risk

Pregnant women who have any form of diabetes may face higher odds that their child could develop autism, a new study suggested. Whether it’s type one, type two or gestational...

Flight attendants have higher risk of all types of cancers, finds study

Results of largest study to date are striking considering low smoking and obesity rates among crew. (GETTY IMAGES) Working as a flight attendant significantly increases your risk of a range...

Amir Kabir University to host Finup Women

TEHRAN – The Iranian women active in the field of financial technology (fintech) will attend the 5th edition of Finup Women on June 27 at the Amir Kabir University of...

‘Weavers of Imagination’ wins Grand Jury Prize at HAAPI filmfest.

TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) – Iranian documentary feature ‘Weavers of Imagination’ directed by Mohammad Sadegh Jafari has won the Grand Jury Prize at the 14th Houston Asian American Pacific Islander...

Rome’s MAXXI reviews works by Iranian female filmmakers

TEHRAN – MAXXI – Museum of Arts of the XXI century in Rome is reviewing movies from three Iranian female filmmakers. Films by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Narges Abyar and Aida Panahandeh...

Dentist reveals what to eat for a whiter smile and what to avoid

Teeth whitening is one of the simplest ways to refresh a smile, but eating the wrong foods can cause staining. A dentist has shared what to eat and what to...

Iran actress named best Asia New Talent

Young Iranian actress, Negar Moqaddam, has been named best actress of the 2018 Asian New Talent Award at the ongoing 21st Shanghai International Film Festival for her role in ‘Dressage’....

Early Childhood Development programs being piloted in Iran

TEHRAN — Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs are being piloted in three cities in provinces of Tehran, Kordestan and Kerman, head of the Welfare Organization has said. According to the...

88% of children of refugees in Iran go to schools

TEHRAN – Some 88 percent of children of refugees who are living in Iran are studying in schools across the country, head of the international affairs department of the Ministry...

Tehran University to host national congress on social vulnerabilities

TEHRAN – The University of Tehran will play host to the third national congress on social vulnerabilities on June 20-21. The two-day congress aims at studying the vulnerabilities, opportunities and...

Women make up 9% of managers in business workshops

TEHRAN – Women make up 9 percent of managers in business and service workshops, statistics released by the Statistical Center of Iran in the calendar year 1394 (March 2015- March...

Ebtekar calls on provincial governors to release report on recruiting female managers

TEHRAN – Provincial governors are duty-bound to release reports about appointing women to managerial posts, Masoumeh Ebtekar, the vice president for women and family affairs, has said. Ebtekar said it...

FIRST WOMAN HISTORIAN IN THE LENS OF DERAKHSHANDEH

“Mah Ashraf Khanoum Ghaderi”, known as Mostureh, is the first Iranian woman historian. Pioneer filmmaker, Pouran Derakhshandeh will be catching the life of this poet and historian on film in...

Exercise may counter effects of obesity genes

Older women who carry genes that make them prone to obesity may take comfort in new findings that suggest exercise can counter that risk. For the study, researchers analyzed data...

Women who wake up early might be less likely to develop depression

Women who describe themselves as ‘early risers’ are less likely to develop depression, new research claimed. A study of more than 32,000 women published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research...

Iran’s “Track 143” to screen in Greater China

TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar’s acclaimed drama “Track 143” will be screened in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan based on a newly-signed agreement between producer Mohammad-Hossein Qasemi and...

IRANIAN GIRLS DEFEAT MACAU AT ASIAN VOLLEYBALL C’SHIPS

 Iran’s girl volleyball players have advanced to the 8th final by gaining a decisive victory against Macau on Tue. at 19th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championships held in Bac Ninh,...

Iran to host Regional Conference on Population Ageing 2018

TEHRAN – Tehran will play host to biennium HelpAge Regional Conference on Population Ageing on October 23-25, Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpey, head of Iran’s Welfare Organization said on Tuesday. He made the...

June 13, 2018 Unique composition of breastmilk may help reduce food sensitization in infants

The unique composition of a mother’s breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, reported researchers at the University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine with colleagues...

Iran’s Female Team Beats Macau at Asian Volleyball Tournament

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s girl volleyball players advanced to the quarter-final after defeating Macau at the 19th Asian Women’s U19 Championships held in Bac Ninh, Vietnam. The Iranian team defeated Macau...

Average marriage age in Iran increased by 3 years

TEHRAN – It’s pretty common knowledge that people, on average, are getting married later in life than they used to, for reasons ranging from shifting social norms to the changing...

Women, powerful motivators for immigration to Tehran: study

TEHRAN – Immigration is changing its identity to a womanly phenomenon, so that, currently half of the immigrants are women, researchers believe. Women’s effective role in migrations and decision-making for...

Khuzestan handicraft exports seen to rise to $7m

TEHRAN – Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province has set a goal to increase the value of handicraft exports per annum to $7 million within the next three years from currently around...

Some 2,400 female village administrators in Iran

TEHRAN – Women make up 2,393 out of a total number of 36,165 village administrators in Iran, deputy director of the municipalities and village administration organization said on Friday. The...

First school for autistic girls to open in Tehran

TEHRAN – The first school for autistic girls will be opened by the beginning of the [Iranian calendar] month of Mehr (in the new school year, starting on September 23)...

Iranian girls win 1st match at Asian volleyball c’ships

TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) – Iran’s girl volleyball players gained victory against Hong Kong in their first match at 19th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championships held in Bac Ninh, Vietnam....

A crucial step by Iranian scientists toward treating MS

 The Iranian scientists have lately succeeded in transforming certain harmful cells in the nervous system into other types of cells causing the reconstruction of the damaged myelin in patients suffering...

70,000 artisans engaged in handicrafts in Kerman

TEHRAN – Some 70,000 artists and artisans are currently working in 60 fields of handicrafts across Kerman province. “In support of artisans and to cherish World Handicraft Day, a total...

Acupuncture gives relief to cancer patients suffering insomnia

Doctors may be turning away from medication and headed toward more holistic methods to treat cancer survivors who suffer from severe insomnia. Research suggests up to 60 percent of cancer...

Blood test might predict preterm birth

Researchers have developed a blood test that can predict a pregnant woman’s risk of preterm delivery with up to 80 percent accuracy. The test is not ready for prime time,...

Iran to increase emergency social services centers

TEHRAN — Some 70 new centers for emergency social services will be launched and developed nationwide by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019), Reza Ja’fari,...

Abnormal lipid metabolism predicts future weight gain, diabetes in women

The inefficient breakdown of fats predicts later weight gain and metabolic complications such as type 2 diabetes in women, researchers reported in the journal Cell Metabolism. According to Science Daily,...

Iran disabled shooter nominated for IPC top athlete title

Tehran, June 2, IRNA – Iranian female disabled shooter Sareh Javanmardi has been nominated for top player title by International Paralympic Committee (IPC). According to Iran Sports Federation for the...

Australia edge Iran at Asian Women’s U17 Volleyball Championship

 Australia defied against all odds to stun Iran in tie-breaker 22-25 20-25 25-19 25-21 15-9 and top Pool C at their last preliminary encounter in the 12th Asian Women’s U17...

 IRANIAN FEMALE REFEREE SHINES AT INT’L FOOTBALL EVENTS

Mahsa Qorbani, an Iranian woman football referee who has judged several international women and men’s matches, is making headlines worldwide.  Qorbani began her career as a referee at the age...

Iran tops Islamic countries on scientific papers quality

TEHRAN,  (MNA) – According to Essential Science Indicators (ESI), Iranian scientific papers have been cited more than 1,770,000 times globally during last 10-year period which ranks Iran at the top...

Katayoun Khosrowyar shortlisted for WSU Coach Award

 TEHRAN – Iranian football coach Katayoun Khosrowyar has been shortlisted for World Soccer United (WSU) Coach Award. Khosrowyar will vie with Anouk Bruil and Liga Patupa for the award. Katayoun...

UNESCO HAILS IRAN ‘AMAZING’ CULTURE, OLD CIVILIZATION

Esther Kuisch-Laroche, Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran welcomed Iran amazing culture and its long-standing civilization.  Kuisch-Laroche made the remarks Tuesday in an exclusive interview with the Islamic...

JAPANESE ECONOMY MIN. INVITES EBTEKAR TO JAPAN

Iranian VP Ebtekar and the Chairperson of the Nippon Foundation of Japan Sasacawa met on the sidelines of Iran-Japan Symposium in Tehran and discussed ways for boosting bilateral cooperation.  Iranian...

IRAN DETERMINED TO BOOST WOMEN’S ROLE IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Iranian government has undertaken several measures to empower women and enhance their activities in social arenas and management, in the hope it will help accelerate the development of the...

Iran actress Eskandari nominated for Redline’s award

Iranian actress Setareh Eskandari was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award at the Redline International Film Festival in Canada. She was nominated for her role in ‘Chemical’, directed by...

EXHIBITION OF LEADING IRANIAN PAINTERS IN GERMANY

Visual artists from Iran have been rather active outside the country these days, and an exhibition of their paintings is being organized in Landesberg, Germany.  Participants are Mitra Kavian, Behnam...

PERMANENT EXPO OF WOMEN’S HANDICRAFTS OPENS IN YAZD

The first permanent exhibition of women’s handicrafts opened in the central city of Yazd on Saturday.  The exhibition aims at introducing women’s achievements in economic development and supporting domestic production,...

WOMEN BETTER POSITIONED TO RESIST WORK AUTOMATION

Research shows women are better positioned than men to resist the automation of work and possibly even benefit from it.  Women are overrepresented in industries that require high levels of...

Women, managers of water and food at home: VP

TEHRAN – Women are the managers of water and food at home and they play an essential role in improving water consumption pattern, Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and...

82 women take to Cannes red carpet to protest inequality in film

Total number of 82 women including Cate Blanchett and Ava DuVernay marched up the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to protest gender inequality at the festival and in...

Minority children develop implicit racial bias in early childhood

York UniversitySummary:New research suggests that minority children as young as six years old show an implicit pro-White racial bias when exposed to images of both White and Black children. But...

RAN LETS WOMEN CIVIL SERVANTS WEAR LOCAL COSTUMES AT WORK

Authorities have given the thumbs up to local traditional clothes being used by women in government institution in Hormozgan province, southern Iran.  That was announced by Alireza Darvishnejad, the head...

Specialist: Probiotic use beneficial for health

 Head of the Society of Probiotics and Functional Food Maryam Tajabadi Ebrahimi By Sadeq Dehqan & Leila Imani Probiotic microorganisms help protect people’s health against disease-causing microbes, but industrial lifestyle...

Foreign tourists hail high level of security in Iran

TEHRAN- Attending a fishing festival in the western city of Marivan in Kurdistan province, foreign tourists praised high level of security in Iran as well as people’s hospitality. An international...

Rouhani congratulates Iranian women on winning Asian futsal title

TEHRAN, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued a statement felicitating the winning of Asian title by Iran women’s national team at AFC Women’s Futsal Championship. The Iranian Women Futsal team...

Breastfeeding should be taught in schools, claims health professional

The UK is among countries with the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, according to new research conducted by UNICEF. In response to the finding that 150,000 babies in the UK are...

700 female entrepreneurs active in Iran: official

TEHRAN – Some 700 female entrepreneurs are active all over the country, said Parichehr Soltani, an advisor to the industry minister. Special loans are allocated for female entrepreneurs working in...

Teachers told not to ask children what they did at the weekend

Teachers have been told not to ask a classroom of children what they did at the weekend an attempt to ‘poverty proof’ schools. Staff should not initiate group discussions about...

Iran grabs trophy 2018 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship

Tehran, May 12, IRNA – Iran women’s national futsal team on Saturday grabbed trophy of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Futsal Championship after victory over Japan national team...

Iran sports min. congratulates women’s national futsal team victory

Tehran, May 12, IRNA – Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth in a message congratulated women’s national futsal team victory in 2018 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship. In his message which...

WOMEN’S PRESENCE IN INTL. SPORTS EVENTS MORE IMPORTANT THAN IN STADIUMS

Presence of women in international sports fields is more important than their presence in stadiums, Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, said here on Sunday.  Women’s presence...

Iran vanquishes Turkmenistan at AFC Women’s Futsal Championship

The Iran women’s national futsal team has chalked up its first resounding win at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Futsal Championship, thrashing the Turkmen squad in the group...

Four girls to represent Iran at Asian Weightlifting Championships

TEHRAN – The four-member Iranian team traveled to Urgench, Uzbekistan to participate at the 25th Asian Junior Women Weightlifting Championships. Parmida Mahmoudian in the 58kg weight class, Elnaz Bajelani in...

WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IS ON THE RISE IN IRAN

TEHRAN – Women’s economic empowerment in Iran increased by 1.1 percent in the year 1396 (Iranian calendar which falling between March 2107 and March 2018) year on year, IRNA reported...

Sadati wins Best Supporting Actress award at Beijing festival

Iranian actress Mina Sadati received the Best Supporting Actress award for her rôle in ‘Searing Summer’ at the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF). The award was presented by actress Shu...
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