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66 heart transplants performed in 6 months

 An official with the Ministry of Health has said that 66 heart transplants were carried out in the country during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started...

Iranian old forest living woman screened globally

The life of 82-year-old woman who is living alone with her cows in Alborz Mountain has become a documentary film which will be screened at the Dutch Festival on Saturday....

Iran climbs 76 spots in FIVB World Ranking for women

Iran jumped 76 spots in the latest Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) World Ranking for women to stand 39th in with 10 points. Iran’s women volleyball players jointly share the place...

The drink you should have with your breakfast to prevent high blood sugar

Diabetes affects about 3.7 million people in the UK, and about 90 percent of all cases are caused by type 2 diabetes. The condition is caused by the pancreas not...

Dietary fat is good? Dietary fat is bad? Coming to consensus

Which is better, a low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet or a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet — or is it the type of fat that matters? In a new paper featured on the cover of Science...

Iranians collect five medals at world poomsae meet

Iranians scooped five medals – including one gold – at the 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Chinese Taipei. On Friday, Iran’s three-a-side team – comprising Sona Razaqi, Atousa Farahmand...

Website provides couples with marriage counselling in 16 provinces

 A website which offers consultation services within the framework of a marriage counselling program to reduce divorce is now up and running in 16 provinces with highest divorce rate nationwide,...

Type 2 diabetes: The best type of cheese to keep the condition under control

Type 2 diabetes happens when the level of sugar in the blood is too high. It’s a serious condition that needs to be kept under control, because if left untreated...

Iranian students finish first at IOAA 2018

 Iranian students came in first by winning 9 gold and silver medals at the 2018 International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), Fars news agency reported on Tuesday. Fatemeh Mohajerani,...

480 social work clinics active in Iran: official

 Some 480 social work clinics are operating in the country, said Welfare Organization deputy director for social affairs. Habibollah Masoudi made the remarks in the Social Work and Constant Development...

ICT ministry plans to introduce parental control apps

 The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry plans to introduce parental control applications in the near future, the ICT minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced, Mehr reported. According to a...

WWSF awards Iran’s Azizi for women’s creativity in rural life

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) granted the 2018 international prize for women’s creativity in rural life to Iran’s Ziba Azizi for her tireless leadership for the education of students in...

World’s biggest tourism event in 2018 begins in Hamedan

Western Iranian city of Hamedan is hosting the 40th UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members Plenary Session which began on Monday and will end on Wednesday. Hosting the world’s...

Golab Adineh picked as best actress in china

 Renowned Iranian actress Golab Adineh has been awarded as the best actress at the 27th China Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival in Foshan, South China’s Guangdong province. Golab...

Fatemeh Behbudi receives nomination at Vilnius photojournalism festival

 Iranian photographer Fatemeh Behbudi has been nominated for an award at the 12th International Festival of Photojournalism – Vilnius Photo Circle in Lithuania, the organizers have announced. She has received...

Iranian karatekas bag two bronze medal at World C’ships

Iranian Karate practitioners collected two more bronze medals on Saturday at World Senior Karate Championships, underway in Spain. In men’s -67kg category of kumite, Hamoon Derafshipour bagged a bronze after...

Iranian director Golmakani picked for Zinebi festival jury

Iranian director Qasideh Golmakani was selected as a member of the panel of jury for the international section of the 60th Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films (Zinebi)....

Best supplements for eyes: five vitamins and minerals to maintain sharp vision

Best supplements for eyes: When it comes to looking after your eyes, certain nutrients have a particular affinity with eye health. Which vitamins and minerals, available in supplement form, can...

Overtreating patients for hypothyroidism could raise their risk of stroke, study finds

For patients who take medication to treat hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication can lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder associated with...

First Iranian accelerator for traditional medicine to be launched

The first Iranian accelerator for traditional medicine will be introduced in the 4th festival of medicinal herbs, natural products and traditional medicine, which runs from November 12 to 15 at...

Female Iranian filmmakers under spotlight at Spanish festival

The Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Films underway in the Spanish city of Bilbao is reviewing films by Iranian women directors in a special program. A selection of...

MAHAK, gold winner of IPMA Global Project Achievement Award

 HLA (Human leucocyte Antigen) Bank project, designed and implemented by Iranian charity society, MAHAK, was selected as the gold winner of the International Project Management Association’s (IPMA) Global Project Achievement...

Comprehensive plan devised to curb osteoporosis

The Ministry of Health has devised a plan for the control, prevention and treatment of Osteoporosis, announced Afshin Ostovar, the ministry’s director for non-communicable diseases. According to Ostovar, in Iran,...

‘Iran 9th country with lowest maternity death worldwide’

 Iran achieved MDG 5 [United Nations Millennium Development Goals] by being the 9th country with the lowest maternity death worldwide, the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)...

Momma Etti of “Sweet Agony” dies

 Actress Ehteram Sadat Habibian who made her debut as Momma Etti in “Sweet Agony”, directed by her son, Alireza Davudnejad, in 1999, died of old age on Saturday. She passed...

Salehi: Iranian art of ta’zieh unique worldwide

Iran’s Culture Minister Abbas Salehi said all types of art have similarities with their counterparts in the world, but ta’zieh is an Iranian art which is unique to Iran. Speaking...

Iranian researchers develop nano-herbal formula to prevent Alzheimer’s, dementia

 Iranian researchers have developed the formulation of an herbal medicine for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, ISNA reported on Friday. The drug’s structure is based on nanotechnology...

Iran defeats Lebanon in football

Iranian female national football team overpowered Lebanese team in Chonburi Stadium, Thailand. Iranian squad scored eight goals, thus defeating the Lebanese rival. During the match, Samaneh Chahkandi scored two, Zahra...

600,000 women enjoy recreational facilities of Tehran Municipality

 A total number of 600,000 women from the capital city of Tehran enjoyed the cultural, training and sports facilities provided by the municipality during the first half of the current...

Three Iranian handicrafts receive UNESCO prizes

Three handicrafts of Sistan and Baluchestan Province received the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) prizes, said director general of the provincial cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism department....

‘Unusual’ warning signs of brain tumors

Cancer is caused by cells in a specific part of the body reproducing uncontrollably, according to the NHS. These cancerous cells can destroy the healthy tissue surrounding them — including...

Children of Iranian mothers, foreign fathers to get Iranian citizenship

The cabinet of ministers chaired by President Hassan Rouhani approved on Sunday a bill, according to which, children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers are permitted to receive Iranian...

COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE

On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence, the ODVV held the technical workshop on Problem Resolution and No to Violence  On the occasion of the International Day of...

IRANIAN ASSOCIATION TO COMMEMORATE TAHEREH SAFFARZADEH

The Translators and Interpreters Association of Tehran has arranged a program to commemorate Iranian poet and translator Tahereh Saffarzadeh (1936-2008) during Iran Book Week.  A number of experts and translators...

Babies born to older fathers ‘tend to have more medical issues’

Men who start families later in life should be aware of the potential health risks to their children, according to US doctors who found that babies born to older fathers...

Iranian youth collect three Asian climbing medals

Iranian climbers snatched three medals at the 2018 IFSC Asian Youth Championships in Chongqing, China. On Sunday, Iran’s Mahya Darabian won the women’s youth A speed gold medal after she...

“Track 143” director Narges Abyar on Listapad jury panel

 Narges Abyar, director of the acclaimed movies “Track 143” and “Breath”, has been selected for a jury of the 25th Minsk International Film Festival Listapad underway in Belarus. Abyar, Eric...

Iranian actress Alidoosti gives Tokyo awards to winners

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti presented awards of the Best Actor Award and Best Screen Play Awards to the winners at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival. Alidoosti, Bryan Burk (‘Star...

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya on panel of Thessaloniki film festival

 Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, the star of the acclaimed Iranian movies “The Blue-Veiled” and “Gilaneh”, has been selected for a jury of the 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival underway in the Greek...

Iran come fifth at FIBA U18 Asia Women

 Iran basketball team defeated Singapore 63-51 to finish in fifth place at the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship on Friday. Fatemeh Ghazvini led the Iranian team with 29 points, while...

Intl. Day of Mathematics to honor late Iranian mathematician Mirzakhani

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared March 14 as the International Day of Mathematics (IDM) to pay tribute to late Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani and...

Pregnancy gap should be at least a year: Researchers

Mothers should wait at least a year between giving birth and getting pregnant again to reduce health risks to mother and baby, a new study says. But researchers say they...

Iran athlete bags gold medal in World Wushu Championships

Iranian athlete Shahrbanoo Mansourian bagged gold medal at the 9th World Wushu Championships of Sanda as three wins were registered for men athletes at Wushu competitions. The 9th Sanda World...

‘Iran health tech market aims to connect university with industry’

The health national tech market aims to connect the academic achievements to public and industry, secretary of the event Reza Faridi Majidi said, Mehr reported on Saturday. The 4th health...

Women account for 41% of Iran’s public sector employment

Women make up 41 percent of all employees in Iran’s public sector, said vice president for women’s affairs, adding that females have been employed in senior managerial positions in recent...

Routine eye test leads to brain tumor discovery for woman who ignored symptoms

Carrol Dobbie, from Corstorphine, near Edinburgh, is undergoing treatment for the two brain tumors, after receiving an emergency hospital referral following a routine eye test at Vision Express. The 55-year-old...

Farabi director, French MP meet in Tehran

 Iran’s Farabi Cinema Foundation said on Friday that a member of the French Parliament, Frederique Dumas, has met with the director of the foundation, Alireza Tabesh, in Tehran. Dumas who...

Iranian rowers hunt more success in Asian Rowing Champs

 Iranian National Rowing Team chalked up yet more victories at 2018 Asian Rowing Championships which is underway in Uzbekistan, snatching three silver and one bronze medals. According to Iran’s Canoeing,...

Breast cancer, most common, increasing among Iranian women

 Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Iranian women and about 14 thousand cases are added to the number of patients with breast cancer in the country annually, head...

‘Women, main role-makers in combat with climate change’

 Women can be the main role-makers encountering the climate change, developing the modern knowledge in programs and policies, said Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, here...

Empowering women’s cooperatives, key for rural development: official

Women’s cooperative companies are the principal focus of rural development, said Hossein Shirzad, deputy agriculture minister and managing director of the central organization of rural cooperatives of Iran. Currently, a...

Iranian curator named peace ambassador to ICOM

 Sousan Nikzat, the curator of Ambassadors of Peace Mobile Museum, is named Iran’s peace ambassador to the International Council of Museums, ISNA reported on Saturday. Nikzat was inaugurated on the...

Charity creates 34,000 jobs for the underprivileged within 6 months

 Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation has generated over 34,000 job opportunities for the deprived individuals in the first six months of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21- September 22), an...

Psychosocial therapy reduces fear of disease progression among women with ovarian cancer

A psychological support intervention significantly reduced fear of progression among women with ovarian cancer, according to randomized study results presented at European Society for Medical Oncology Congress. However, the intervention...

Iran to hold nurse practitioner courses to enhance healthcare services quality

 In an attempt to in improve the quality of healthcare services Health Ministry is planning on holding nurse practitioner courses, Maryam Hazrati as the deputy health minister for nursing has...

Mindfulness-based program may help reduce stress in infertile women

An eight-week mindfulness-based program was effective for reducing stress and depressive symptoms while increasing general well-being in a study of infertile women. The Stress and Health study included 62 infertile...

Gelareh Nazemi, Iran’s refereeing pioneer

Sitting in a lounge on the 24th floor of a hotel in central Buenos Aires, Gelareh Nazemi conveys a certain shyness, which stands in contrast to the confidence she demonstrates...

Iranian producer Mohajer picked for Duhok jury

An acclaimed Iranian producer and film editor Mastaneh Mohajer was selected to serve on the panel of jury of Duhok International Film Festival in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. American filmmaker Canan...

Jurisprudential challenges of women’s rights to be studied

 The 2nd meeting of jurisprudential conferences pivoting on the subject of women’s rights is to be held in three cities of Iran. Thaghaleyn cultural institute is to manage the event...

Farnush Samadi on jury of Austrian festival

 Farnush Samadi, director of the acclaimed Iranian short “Gaze”, has been selected as a member of the jury at the Linz International Short Film Festival, which is currently underway in...

Female Iranian MP elected as member of IPU presiding board

Seyyedeh Fatemeh Hosseini, a member of Majlis (Iranian Parliament), was elected as a member of the presiding board of Forum of Women Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentarian Union (IPU) in Geneva,...

“Mothers on wheels” rally traverses Iran on way to London

 “Mothers on Wheels”, a group of four Indian travelers, have traversed Iran on their journey towards London, CHTN reported. The group, which has selected “Out to Heal the World” as...

Terminal breast cancer patients ‘abandoned’ in nurse shortage

Thousands of incurable breast cancer patients are being denied a dedicated specialist nurse, according to Breast Cancer Care. The figures show almost three-quarters (72 percent) of NHS Trusts across the...

Iranians strike four taekwondo medals in youth Olympics

Iranians stole the show in the taekwondo competitions at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, collecting four medals – including three golds. On the seventh day of...

Iran’s Para Asian medal tally hits 65

Iranian sports squad have snatched 65 medals so far in Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Iranian sportsmen and sportswomen have bagged 65 medals in Asian Para Games...

Tara Behbahani says her new paintings dig up moments of happiness from heart of history

Tara Behbahani has said that the paintings in her new collection “Passing through Imagination” dig up depictions of moments of happiness from the heart of history. The collection, which depicts...

Supporting good mental health at work crucial

World mental health day is on Wednesday, October 10 and the theme this year is supporting good mental health in the workplace. In recent months the importance of mental first...

Asian Para Games:Iran’s Javanmardi earns her 2nd gold in shooting

JAKARTA, Oct. 09 (MNA) – Iranian women shooter Sareh Javanmardi gained her second gold medal in the shooting event of 2018 Asian Para Games, in Indonesia. In P2 women’s 10M...

Iran’s Gelareh Nazemi officiates futsal match at Summer Youth Olympics

 Iranian woman referee Gelareh Nezami Deylami officiated a futsal match between Dominican Republic and Cameroon at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. Cameroon’s girls’ U-18 futsal team defeated Dominican Republic 9-1...

Textbooks to show favorable role, face of women: official

 A research center for education and training started a research on “women’s favorable role and face in textbooks”, said Farahnaz Minaeepour, general director for women’s affairs in the Ministry of...

Iranian women to judge in 2018 Asian Games

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Sunday that two Iranian female referees, Mahsa Ghorbani and Ensiye Khabaz Mafi Nejad, will judge at Asian U-19 Championship. According to the AFC, Asian...

Asian Para Games: Women para-shooters gain two gold medals

AKARTA, Oct. 08 (MNA) – Iranian women para-shooters gained two gold medals on Monday in the 2018 Asian Para Games. In mixed 50m free pistol class of P4, 2016 Rio...

Iran team parade in Asian Para Games opening ceremony

 Iran’s contingent marched at the at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Para Games on Saturday. The contingent was led out by Paralympic champion Sareh Javanmardi at the Gelora...

Shiraz to mark Hafez National Day

 Hafez experts from different countries will be gathering at the Mausoleum of Hafez in Shiraz to observe Hafez National Day, which falls on Friday this week. “The guests coming from...

Iran marks National Children’s Week

The National Children’s Week 2018 is being held in Iran from October 5 to 11 under the theme of “The Future To Be Made”, Fars news agency reported on Saturday....

Iran, among top five successful countries in Oscar’s history

The success of Iranian cinema in terms of winning the Best Foreign Language Film Award in Oscars competition was 8.69 percent to rank it in the fourth position in this...

Young women more likely to care about climate change

Young women are much more likely to care about climate change than young men, an Australian study has found. According to a survey of students aged 18-33 at Western Sydney...

UNFPA lauds Iran’s efforts to provide services to the elderly

The representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to Iran hailed Iranian organizations for the effective services they provide for the older persons. Leila Joudane praised Iran’s efforts to...

“All Mama’s Babies” to screen at Cinema Verite

All Mama’s Babies” by Rezvan Sarmad will be screened in the national competition of the 12th Cinema Verite, Iran’s major international festival of documentary cinema, which is scheduled to be...

Girl students to write heartfelt letters to vice president

The Iranian vice president for women’s and family affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, in a new initiative, invited girl students, to write about their problems in heartfelt letters to her. The female...

Number of female faculty members up 17 times in 40 years

Women made up 1.4 percent of faculty members of universities before the Islamic Revolution (1979), while this number shows a growth of 17 times reaching to 24 percent, Rajabali Borzooei,...

Less screen time linked to better cognition in kids

A new study on children across the US, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, found that when they spend more than two hours on screens every day, they...

Most breast cancer patients want early cost estimates

The cost of breast cancer treatment rarely comes up in doctor-patient discussions — but most patients wish it would, researchers report. “Doctors and patients should be open to discussing the...

Sensitive babies become altruistic toddlers

Our responsiveness to seeing others in distress accounts for variability in helping behavior from early in development, according to a study published Sein the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Tobias...

Breast cancer treatment adherence rates vary by race

Black women are more likely than white women to skip important hormonal breast cancer treatments, new research indicated. Endocrine therapy is used to add, block or get rid of naturally...

Actress Taraneh Alidoosti to hold masterclass at Tokyo filmfset

Taraneh Alidoosti, the star of Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning movie “The Salesman”, will hold a masterclass during the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). A number of celebrated filmmakers of the...

Female school service drivers to cater for girl students

A new law approved here on Tuesday by Tehran’s City Council gave priority to women drivers for girls’ school services. The law was approved by absolute vote of the council...

Housewives provided with social security insurance

Iranian housewives are covered by social security insurance according to insurance regulations of self-employed persons, Social Security Organization reported on Saturday. In order to provide insurance services for people of...

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...
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