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Iran’s women top international wrestling tourney

Iran claimed the top spot at the Women Classic International Tournament in Beirut, Lebanon, collecting four medals – including two golds. On Sunday, Fatemeh Nikbakht – representing Iran in the...

Museums to open doors for free on World Tourism Day

 All museums across Iran will offer free entry on September 27, concurrent with World Tourism Day, Tasnim news agency reported. According to a statement released by the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts...

Outbreak of preventable eye infection in contact lens wearers

A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields...

Free fruit plan aiming to encourage children to healthy diet

 Tehran Municipality has implemented a scheme offering free fruits to children in some certain markets across the city in a bid to encourage children to healthy diet and improve their...

Blossoms festival: First graders celebrate school year

“Jashn-e Shokufeha”, literally meaning “blossoms festival”, was held on Saturday nationwide in elementary schools, which were host to many students who celebrated their first school year. Yesterday, many little students...

Iran seeks to nominate Yazd as UNESCO Creative City

Iranian National Commission for UNESCO is considering to nominate Yazd as a Creative City of the UN cultural body, IRNA reported on Monday. The commission is weighing Yazd — itself...

Prevalence of overweight and obesity among girls increasing

TEHRAN – The prevalence of overweight in girl students under the age of 20 is increasing form 6.4 percent in 1980 to 10.3 percent in 2015, Mohammad Hashemi, secretary of...

Women to be appointed as managers of 22 subdistricts of Tehran

TEHRAN – At least 22 subdistricts of Tehran Municipality will be headed by 22 women managers who are to be appointed during the coming three months, announced Seyed Mohammad Afshani,...

Iran defeats Kyrgyzstan’s women volleyball team in Thailand

 Iranian volleyball team succeeded to beat Kyrgyzstan in 2018 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship in Thailand on Sunday. The Iranian squad hit its Kyrgyz rival 25-17 in the competition currently underway...

Air pollution particles found in mothers’ placentas

Scientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women’s lungs and lodge in their placentas. Toxic air is already strongly linked to harm in...

Iran start AVC Cup for Women on high note

 Iran earned a remarkable 3-2 (23-25,25-17,19-25,25-23,15-6) victory over Kazakhstan in the opening match of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women on Sunday. In the match held at the...

Algerian filmmaker: Commitment to morals brought Iran’s cinema global fame

Iran’s cinema is free from Western attractions and has gained international reputation by being committed to promoting morals and human values, said an Algerian film director and producer. Salima Oehiba...

Mixed chemicals in beauty products may harm women’s hormones

As we go about our daily lives, we are exposed to many different chemicals that could have negative effects on our hormones. These hormonal changes have been linked to several...

Enrollment rate in primary education increased to almost 100% in Iran: minister

 While in 1970s there enrollment rate of the boys and girls in primary education was 70 percent, currently it exceeds 98 percent, Education Minister said on Thursday. There are elementary...

Iranian to coach Kuwaiti women futsal team

Iranian coach Shahrzad Mozaffar has been selected by the Kuwaiti Football Federation to coach the country’s futsal team. The Iranian coach has been selected due to her high ability: she...

Hosseini infants ceremony marked in Iran

The Hosseini infants ceremony was held nationwide on Friday in commemoration of Ali al-Asghar, the six-month-old baby boy of Imam Hossein (AS) who was the youngest person killed in the...

‘Iranian children grew taller in last 2 decades’

 While 20 percent of Iranian children have been shorter than usual, the number has decreased to 4 percent over the past two decades, which indicates that children are currently taller...

Asian medal definite for Iran women’s inline hockey

 Iranian women’s inline hockey beat South Korea on Tuesday and guaranteed a medal in Asian Roller-Skating competition. Iranian women’s national inline hockey team in its third match won South Korea...

Zahra Nemati to face China’s Wu Chunyan in greatest rivalry in Jakarta

– Iran’s Zahra Nemati will face China’s Wu Chunyan as the greatest rivalry in the women’s individual recurve open in the Asian Para Games. The Games will be held in...

How to eat well, save the planet

Switching to a healthier diet can reduce an individual’s water footprint by as much as 55 percent. According to new research, turning vegetarian has the biggest impact, but even cutting...

174 provincial female managers appointed in a year

 A number of 174 women were appointed in managerial positions in different levels over the past year, Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and family affairs, said here on Wednesday....

Plan on improving health of mothers on agenda

 A plan on improving next generation’s well-being, improving mothers’ health and strengthening the fundamentals of families is to be implemented in different provinces, Fariba Derakhshan-nia, an official with the Welfare...

Tehran hosting 13th women and national production expo

The thirteenth exhibition of women and national production kicked off here on September 6. The 10-day exhibition aims at supporting women’s productions and creating job for women heads of family,...

Iran’s female referee to officiate in AVC Volleyball Cup

Nasrin Haqshenas, female Iranian international volleyball referee, has been chosen to officiate in the upcoming AVC Volleyball Cup for women. The 6th edition of AVC Volleyball Cup will be hosted...

Iranian female basketball team reaches quarter-finals

Iran women’s national basketball team defeated Mongolia in 3×3 basketball match and reached the quarter-finals of the Asian championships. In the games which are hosted by Kazakhstan, Iranian female national...

Iranian companies to partake in Paris tourism fair

Several Iranian travel businesses and exhibitors are scheduled to participate in the 40th International French travel market (IFTM Top Resa 2018), a four-day tourism exhibit running at the Paris Expo...

Iranian artist blends fashion with Persian painting

 Iranian artist Ensieh Najjarian has used motifs from illumination in Persian painting to embellish women’s attire. She creates the motifs and designs on clothing, sets of which will be showcased...

Lifestyle changes reduce the need for blood pressure medications

Men and women with high blood pressure reduced the need for antihypertensive medications within 16 weeks after making lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s...

Iranian traditional medicine can play a leading role in military medicine worldwide

Iranian traditional medicine can play a major part in military medicine worldwide, Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, an Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine researcher, said on Wednesday. Mirghazanfari, MD, who holds a PhD degree...

Literacy rate among Iranians increases

Literacy rate among Iranians has increased to 87 percent in the year to March 2018 from 48 percent in 1976, said Education Minister Mohammad Bathaie. Addressing International Literacy Day on...

Fish oil supplement in pregnancy improves child’s muscle and bone development

Children whose mothers take fish oil supplements during pregnancy have more muscle and stronger bones in early childhood, a new trial has found. Research from the University of Copenhagen has...

Filipino filmmaker: Iranian cinema conveyor of first-rate ideas

A former filmmaker now turned artist from the Philippines, currently a jury member in Iran’s 31st International Film Festival for Children and Youth, has commended the Iranian cinema, saying that...

Iran Cultural Week opens in Moscow

 Iran’s Cultural Week opened in the Russian capital city of Moscow Monday with the aim of familiarizing the Russian people with Iranian culture. In his inaugural speech, Iranian Ambassador to...

Ebtekar calls for improving food, water consumption patterns

TEHRAN – The pattern of food and water consumption is wrong among Iranian families and it needs to be improved, Masoumeh Ebtekar, the vice president for women’s and family affairs,...

Cooperative company for women vendors to be formed

TEHRAN – A cooperative company is to be formed in order to organize activities of female vendors, Seyed Hamid Kalantari, deputy minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare, said here...

Migraines, the third most common disease in the world

Published by popsci.com By Lydia Ruffles* Today (Sept. 2) marks the beginning of Migraine Awareness Week, and as one of the 8.5 million Brits with the condition, I’m glad we’re...

Cultural heritage body seeks to support craftswomen

TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has provided low-interest loans in a bid to support craftswomen who dominate the occupation.  “The loans will have an interest rate...

Derakhshandeh: Iran movies should be recognized from its children’s cinema

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker, screenwriter and researcher Pouran Derakhshandeh said the world of Iranian cinema should be recognized from its children and youth’s visual arts. She made the statement in a...

20th Iran Cinema Celebration names winners; ‘No Date, No Signature’ rakes in awards

TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) – The 20th Iran Cinema Celebration has announced the top of Iranian cinema productions in the past year, with ‘No Date, No Signature’ directed by Vahid...

$2.7b allocated to job creation in rural areas

TEHRAN – A total fund of 120 trillion rials (nearly $2.7 billion) has been earmarked for granting job creation loans to the people in rural areas nationwide, labor ministry’s caretaker...

Feel “Iranian homes” in the hands of artisans

In the Information Age when smartphones and social media are ubiquitous, people may sense a cozier atmosphere while connected to the Mother Nature. Such a gesture of reconciliation was highly...

Reference to medical articles of Iranian researchers grows 400%

Reference to medical articles written by Iranian researchers in 2017 and 2018 has grown by 400 percent, said deputy minister of health, treatment and medical education. Dr. Shahin Akhoundzadeh told...

Iran’s women reach Asian Games canoe polo final

Iran defeated Chinese Taipei to reach the final of the women’s canoe polo competitions at the 2018 Asian Games underway in Indonesia. On Tuesday, the Iranian squad scored six goals...

Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women than in men

Women may need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. Mounting evidence suggests that anatomical...

National plan on family and virtual world to be launched

TEHRAN – “The national plan on family and virtual world” will be implemented in order to increase the knowledge of women about virtual world and networks, says Susan Radfar who...

Iranian female karateka reaches final in Asian Games

A female Iranian karateka managed to advance to final stage of the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia. In the second day of Karate games on Sunday, three Iranian karateka enter...

Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth at no later than 40 weeks gestation

Published by news-medical.net Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth at no later than 40 weeks gestation. That is one of the recommendations in the 2018 European Society of...

$55m allocated for insurance of breadwinner women

TEHRAN – A total amount of 2.3 trillion rials (approximately $55 million) has been allocated for the insurance of women heads of family in the current Iranian calendar year (March...

Iran’s women rowers clinch two silver medals in Jakarta

Iran won two silvers in rowing competitions at the 2018 Asian Games in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. On Friday, Iranian rower Nazanin Molaei won silver in the women’s lightweight single...

Iran’s gold medal count at Asiad rises to 12

TEHRAN – Iran won two gold medals in kabaddi on Friday at the 2018 Asian Games underway in Indonesia, bringing the nation’s total gold medal count to 12. Women’s kabaddi...

Iranian women’s life quality, expectancy have improved greatly: Ebtekar

TEHRAN – The indicators of life quality, life expectancy, and achievements in different fields prove great growth among women in Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979....

Diabetes ‘can be kept at bay with a glass of milk every day

Published by publicdomainpictures.net Drinking milk at breakfast time cuts the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, research suggested. Scientists in Canada found a morning high-protein milk drink lowered blood...

Why you should beware of your smartphone — and blue light it emits

Blue light is everywhere. It’s emitted by computers, televisions and smartphones. It’s also the cause, in some cases, for accelerated blindness and eye disease, according to a new study, marketwatch.com...

Iran rower reaches Asian rowing finals

Iranian rower reached lightweight women’s single sculls final round in Jakarta Asian Games on Monday. Nazanin Malaei went forward to lightweight women’s single scull finals by attaining the second rank....

Urmia to host crafts exhibit

TEHRAN – A sales exhibition of handicrafts is due to open on Monday in the northwestern city of Urmia, the capital of West Azarbaijan province. “Up to the moment craftspeople...

MIRZAKHANI BIRTHDAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN MATHS

International Mathematical Union (IMU) named 3 May, the birthday of “Maryam Mirzakhani”, the International Women’s Day in Maths, on the proposal of the Women’s Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society. ...

Organ donation cards issuance surge in Iran

TEHRAN – While only 300 organ donor cards have been issued per day on average in the country over the past years, the number has now increased to 14,000, deputy...

Asian Games: Poomsae practitioner Salahshouri snatches silver

TEHRAN – Iran’s Marjan Salahshouri won a silver medal in women’s individual Poomsae event in the 2018 Asian Games. She lost to Defia Rosmaniar from Indonesia at the Plenary Hall...

Iran wins 1st game in Women’s Kabaddi in Asian Games 2018

Iran’s women’s Kabaddi team beat the Korean rival in its first match of Asian Game 2018, Indonesia. The Iranian women won 23-9 against South Korea in the first half on...

Elaheh Ahmadi carries Iran’s flag in Asian Games

TEHRAN – Iranian shooter Elaheh Ahmadi carried her country’s flag at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games on Saturday. The Ceremony was held at the Gelora Bung Karno...

Students more likely to eat school breakfast when given extra time

Primary school students are more likely to eat a nutritional breakfast when given 10 extra minutes to do so, according to a new study by researchers at Virginia Tech and...

Cancer-related genetic testing is rare for women on Medicare

Testing for gene mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer is rare among some Medicare patients who have the cancers and qualify for such tests, a new study found. Researchers...

Iranian Woman Tourist Travels across World on Motorbike

The first Iranian woman tourist travelling on a motorcycle has entered Iran on the last leg of her globe-trotting adventure, which started two years ago.  Maral Yazerloo is the first...

Iranian female football referees to officiate in Jakarta

 Iranian female football referees Mahsa Qorbani and Bahareh Seyfi will judge the Japan and Thailand soccer match on Aug 16 in Jakarta. According to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Japanese...

Relief foundation earmarks $10m for marriage of the underprivileged

TEHRAN – The Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation has allocated over 410 billion rials (nearly $10 million) in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (starting on March...

Kimia Alizadeh could retire from taekwondo, coach says

TEHRAN – Iranian woman taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh may be forced to retire from the sport forever, Mahroo Komrani said. Alizadeh, who had been selected to carry Iran’s flag at...

Iranian kids win 2018 I-Maths

Iranian children ranked first at 2018 I-Maths competitions held in Malaysia. Iranian squad ranked first in three age ranges of A, B and C. The Iranian team with 130 children...

Back-and-forth’ conversations with young kids may aid brain development

For decades, doctors have told parents to talk to kids as often as possible to help build speech and language skills. Now, a new study suggested that how parents talk...

Vaping ‘can damage vital immune system cells’

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggested. Researchers found e-cigarette vapor disabled important immune cells in the lung and...

Iran revives intl. federation of Muslim women’s sports

TEHRAN – After eight years of halt, the International federation of Muslim women’s sports restarted its work here on Saturday. The plan was approved by the Ministry of Sports and...

FEMALE ARTISANS MORE PRINCIPLED THAN MALE COUNTERPARTS IN IRAN

Iranian women are playing a growing role in various economic sectors, and have already strengthened their presence in industrial cities and complexes, working along with men and even outperforming them...

Research: Phone presence can hurt experience of dining out

Keeping that smartphone handy while out with friends may backfire: The pull of digital technology is distracting and drains enjoyment out of face-to-face interactions, new research suggested. A pair of...

Iranian females 1st in West Asia 3×3 basketball

 Iran’s female three-on-three basketball team beat the Syrian rivals 18-15 in the West Asia tournament, gaining the regional champion title. The West Asia three-on-three games began in Lebanese capital, Beirut,...

Swiss, Austrian ambassadors visit NLAI

TEHRAN – National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) director Ashraf Borujerdi met Swiss Ambassador Markus Leitner and Austrian Ambassador Stefan Scholz in their separate visits to the NLAI in...

Girls with obesity have increased risk of depression

Obese girls are more likely to develop depression during childhood and adolescence than their peers who weigh less, a research review suggested. Compared to girls at a healthy weight, girls...

Coaching parents may reduce child’s obesity

Changing the way that parents interact with their infants could help combat child obesity, a US study suggested. New mothers were offered ways of responding to babies’ needs, including avoiding...

Elaheh Ahmadi named Iran’s new flag bearer at Asian Games

Iranian shooter Elaheh Ahmadi was picked as the new flag bearer at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, replacing the injured taekwondo practitioner Kimia Alizadeh. Alizadeh was ruled out...

Women in Iran enjoy good freedom, are good planners: female diplomat

TEHRAN – “The world should understand that women in Iran are very different from women of other Muslim countries,” Parvin Farshchi, the recently appointed ambassador of Iran to Finland, said...

Women more likely to survive heart attack if treated by female doctors

Women are more likely to survive a heart attack if they are treated by a female doctor in hospital, a major study has shown. Scientists in the US reviewed nearly...

Iran’s Alizadeh ruled out of Asian Games

Iran’s taekwondo sensation Kimia Alizadeh will miss the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, after suffering a ligament injury. The 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medalist was hit by the injury...

UNICEF: 78 Million Newborns at Risk When Breastfeeding Is Delayed

TEHRAN (FNA)- An estimated 78 million newborns have a higher risk of death each year from not drinking their mother’s milk within the first hours of being born, according to...

Long Work Hours and Diabetes in Women

TEHRAN (FNA)- Clocking up 45 or more working hours in a week is linked to a heightened risk of diabetes in women, finds an observational study. No such heightened risk...

Iranian female athletes to compete in 22 sports at 2018 Asian Games

 Iranian female athletes participating at 2018 Asian Games to be hosted by Indonesia will compete in 22 sports at the international event. According to Nasrollah Sajjadi, the head of the...

Baby talk helps language development

Baby talk may sound silly, but it speeds infants’ language development, a new study suggested. Researchers in Scotland recorded people talking to 47 infants whose language development was assessed at...

65 Iranian crafts to be reviewed for UNESCO Seal of Excellence

TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) – A panel of international judges in design and handicraft production will meet in Tehran Sun. to review 65 Iranian handicrafts and 16 others from West...

Iran administers newborn screening for 32 metabolic disorders

TEHRAN — Newborn are being screened for 32 metabolic disorders, as diagnosing the diseases at birth will be effective in controlling the side effects, head of the 30th International Congress...

Plan underway to create jobs for breadwinner women in quake-hit Kermanshah

TEHRAN – Barekat Foundation, a charity foundation, plans to create some 326 job opportunities for women heads of family in the quake-stricken areas of Kermanshah Province. The jobs opportunities are...

23 percent of mobile app developers in Iran are women

TEHRAN – Women make up 48 percent of internet users, 45 percent of cellphone users, and 23 percent of mobile app developers in Iran, Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi...

60% of babies ‘at risk due to breastfeeding delay after birth’

Almost 60 percent of babies around the world are not breastfed within the first hour after their birth, putting them at risk of sickness and even death, a new report...

Iran, Indonesia cooperate on women empowerment

Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar and Indonesia’s Minister of Female Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Susana Yembise signed the agreement in order to expand...

Iranian actress Farjad awarded at American festival

Iranian actress Maral Farjad received the Best Supporting Actress award at US’ Love International Film Festival (FIFF) for her role in ‘Immortality’ directed by Mehdi Fard-Qaderi. In a ceremony in...

Study sheds light on why professional women keep low profile at workplace

Stanford University researchers found that professional women are adopting a less assertive strategy to keep a low visible presence at workplace to avoid conflict or balance work with family responsibilities....

Iranian doc maker Riahi selected for Philippines Cinemalaya jury

Iranian documentary producer Marjan Riahi was selected to serve on the panel of jury at the 14th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival which is slated for August 3-12. Independent films,...

Iranian woman referee to judge in Asian games

 Iranian woman referee Maryam Khosraviani is to judge in rowing competitions in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta Khosraviani became an international referee in 2012. She had already been a...

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya on panel of Venice film festival

TEHRAN – Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya has been selected for a jury of the 75th Venice International Film Festival running from August 29 to September 8, the organizers have announced....

Iran’s female athletes gain 3 more medals at Jeju Intl. Taekwondoka C’ships

 Iranian female Taekwondokas added one gold and two silver to their medal tally at 2018 Jeju Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships. At under-73 kg bodyweight category, Iran’s Melika Mirhosseini overpowered...

Intl. congress to study role of ICT on women’s competency development

TEHRAN — An international congress will be held on July 29 on the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in competency development of women, Mehr reported. The event will...

Japan awards Iran translator for her role in cultural exchange

 Japan awarded the Iranian translator and interpreter Shohreh Golparian for her contribution to promoting cultural exchanges between Japan and Iran through art. According to a press release from the Japanese...

2% of Iranians suffer heart failure, says electrophysiologist

TEHRAN — Two per 100 people suffer congestive heart failure in Iran, Iranian electrophysiologist Masoud Eslami has said, IRIB reported on Sunday. Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure,...

Can’t sleep? Iranian traditional medicine (also known as Persian medicine) helps address difficulty sleeping.

Iranian traditional medicine (also known as Persian medicine) helps address difficulty sleeping. Can’t sleep? Iranian traditional medicine (also known as Persian medicine) helps address difficulty sleeping. Drinking dragonhead herbal tea, also known...
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