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Over 7,000 talented students qualified for pre-international Olympiads

 Taking part in 9 national examinations, 7,646 students managed to get admission for pre-international Olympiads exams, deputy director of the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents has said. Out...

Mexico City exhibition opens window on Iran history, nature

 An exhibition showcasing Iran’s historical artifacts and nature opened in the Mexican capital. The exhibition is being held for three weeks at the Paseo de la Reforma that runs through...

Scientists may have found a way to tell if breast cancer will return

The genetic and molecular makeup of breast tumors holds clues to how a woman’s disease could progress, including the likelihood of it coming back after treatment, and in what time...

Five best ways to keep your eyes in tip-top condition for years to come

Vision may be our most important sense but many of us are neglecting our precious peepers. Millions of people will suffer from sight problems, ranging from minor issues including red...

‘Childhood obesity rate worryingly soars in Iran’

 Childhood obesity is on the rise in the country alarmingly and it can be prevented by healthy diet and increased physical activity among children, director of the Health Ministry’s nutrition...

Iran female weightlifters in Asian competitions for 1st time

Iran’s national weightlifting team will compete for the first time in Asian contests to be held in mid April in China, the head of the Iran Weightlifting Federation told the...

Parvin E’tesami’s Int’l Festival underway in Tabriz

Parvin E’tesami’s International Festival opened in Tabriz in the presence of Persian literature professors from Iran, Turkey, Tajikistan, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Bangladesh. Organized by the Literary Association of...

Your diet can have huge impact on your blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, if left undetected or uncontrolled, can lead to serious health problems, including heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss, etc. There may be no single...

Leila Hosseini selected for jury of Belgian doc festival

 Iranian film scholar Leila Hosseini has been selected for the international competition jury of the Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, which will be held in Brussels, Belgium from March 22...

Iranian duo win two bronzes at Asian Youth Athletics Championships

Fatemeh Sima Shadkam and Sahand Nouri both won bronze medals for Iran at the 2019 Asian Youth Athletics Championships. Shadkam stood third at the 2000 meters steeplechase with a time...

“Driving Lessons” to compete in Tribeca Film Festival

Iranian director Marzieh Riahi’s short film “Driving Lessons” will go on screen at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The film is about a young girl, Bahareh,...

Colorful egg-shaped statues to add more taste to Noruz

 Tehran Municipality’s Beautification Organization will decorate 10 different neighborhoods across the capital with a collection of colorful egg-shaped statues to enrich the Noruz celebration. Groups of art students came together on Tuesday...

1st exhibition of handicapped women’s artworks to be held

 The first exhibition of artworks of handicapped women is to be held March 12-17 at Tehran’s Milad Tower. The festival aims at empowering women’s capabilities and discovering artistic talents of...

Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of sudden infant death

Mothers, take note! According to a new study, mothers who smoke before and during pregnancy contribute to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday....

Out-of-school girls decrease to 3% over four decades: VP

 Iranian Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, has said that the rate of out-of-school girls in the country has decreased from 38 percent to 3 percent over...

Iran’s ‘Marziyeh’ wins two awards at Canadian film festival

ranian short film ‘Marziyeh,’ directed by Dornaz Hajiha, received two awards at the 14th Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) film festival in Canada. The 25-minute film, which went...

A guideline to visit and enjoy your trip to Iran

As Iran is about to celebrate the Persian New Year, in Mid-March, it’s the sign that the first days of spring are at the doorstep. Months of nice weather all...

Vitamins and minerals to treat eczema

Atopic eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. If emollient treatments...

Nutrient supplement ‘boosts growth of breastfed premature babies’

A supplement given to breastfed premature babies after they leave hospital can prevent weight loss at a crucial time in their development, a small study suggested. Doctors in Southampton found...

Azad University win Iranian Women’s Basketball Premier League

 Azad University defeated Namino Isfahan to win the Iranian Women’s Basketball Premier League. Azad University defeated Namino Isfahan 58-54 in the final match at the Payambar-e Azam Hall in Tehran....

Commemoration of International Women’s Day will celebrate individuals and activists who are finding innovative ways to advance gender equality

With technology and innovation playing an integral role in our everyday lives, it is not easy to imagine development in the 21st century without it. This year’s theme for International...

The UN Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. We can only re-establish trust in institutions, rebuild...

Iran defeat Azerbaijan in Kuban Spring Women U19

Iran defeated Azerbaijan 3-0 at the 2019 Kuban Spring Women U19 Tournament on Tuesday. Zahra Khodabakhshi, Fatemeh Shaban and Fatemeh Makhdoomi scored for the Iranian team. Iran started the competition...

$71 million allocated for breadwinner women’s insurance

The budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1398 (starting on March 21, 2019) has predicted an amount of 3 trillion rials (about $71 million) for the insurance of...

Iranian women’s development process unique: VP

 The Islamic Republic of Iran has created changes in life and ideology of people in different arenas which has made the development of Iranian women unique, Vice President for Women’s...

Envoy highlights women’s role in national development

Iranian women play an outstanding role in development and growth of the country in various fields, Iranian ambassador to Russia, Mehdi Sanaei, said on Friday. Speaking in a meeting with...

Iran Meteorological Organization picks first female chief

 For the first time after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, a woman was appointed as the director of Iran Meteorological Organization, IRNA reported on Sunday. Transport and...

Iranian female director Zamani to serve in Russian festival jury

Iranian filmmaker Zohreh Zamani is set to serve as a juror at the 15th Kazan Muslim Film Festival to be held in Tatarstan, Russia from April 24-30. Zamani, was the...

Millions of women mistakenly believe smear test detects ovarian cancer

Millions of women wrongly believe smear tests can detect ovarian cancer, experts warned. Health charities believe this fundamental misunderstanding is putting women’s lives at risk, dailymail.co.uk wrote. They warn that...

Children living near green space less likely to develop mental health disorders

Children who grow up near green space have up to 55 percent less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life, a Danish study suggested. Based on satellite data...

Iran edge past Belarus in Kuban Spring Women U19

 The Iranian girls started the 2019 Kuban Spring Women U19 Tournament on a high note on Friday. Iran edged past Belarus 1-0 in their opener at the “Sputnik-Sport” Stadium in...

Passage of time an opportunity to build bridge between human beings: UNESCO chief

The passage of time is an opportunity to build a bridge between human beings, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has said in message to a Tehran celebration on Noruz. Noruz is...

AN ODYSSEY OF IRANIAN-AMERICAN ISLAMIC SCHOLAR LALEH BAKHTIAR

Laleh Bakhtiar is an Iranian-American Muslim author, translator and clinical psychologist. She is also the first American woman to present a critical translation of holy Quran in English.  Born on...

How do you know if you have anemia?

Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia can cause a wide range of symptoms, some of which can be very subtle. If left untreated the condition can cause health problems, so it’s essential...

Women who work long hours have higher risk of depression than men

Women who work long hours have a higher risk of depression than men, a new study found. Researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London, the UK, found women...

“Dressage” wins award at Ciné Junior festival

 Acclaimed Iranian drama “Dressage” won the College Students Prize of the 29th Ciné Junior International Youth Cinema Festival in Paris, the organizers announced on Monday. Directed by Puya Badkubeh, “Dressage”...

5th Muslim countries’ science meeting to focus on female scientists

 Pakistan’s University of Karachi will host the fifth round of Science and Technology Exchange Program (STEP), organised by Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation in a bid to highlight Muslim female...

Half of Iranian women, over 45, suffer osteoporosis: expert

 Fifty percent of Iranian women over the age of 45, and 90 percent over the age of 75, suffer osteoporosis, IRNA quoted Mina Kermani, rheumatologist, as saying on Sunday. Osteoporosis...

Baluch women to be trained in workshops equipped by Japan

 Women of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan are to be trained in several workshops equipped by Japan. The workshops aim at better training of women living in the deprived areas...

Women managing 400 knowledge-based companies in Iran

 Out of the total number of 4,070 knowledge-based companies working in Iran, about 400 companies are established and being managed by women, Zeinab Hamidzadeh presidential advisor for science and technology...

Iranian woman wins silver of Uganda badminton doubles

An Iranian female badminton player won the silver medal of the doubles in Uganda International Championship. Samin Abed-Khojasteh and her Jordanian teammate were defeated 2-1 by their rivals from Egypt....

Iranian Baloch woman; fourth top rural lady in world

Ziba Azizi as the successful and socially active Baloch women and the world’s 4th top rural lady and the best rural woman in Iran says that the social, cultural and...

Iranian filmmaker wins Academy Award

 Rayka Zehtabchi, an Iranian filmmaker, received the Short Film (Live Action) award for her film, ‘Period. End of Sentence.’, on Sunday. Zehtabchi, 25, said in her speech when receiving the...

Over 2m Iranian artisans engaged in handicrafts

 More than two million artisans are currently working in various fields of handicrafts across Iran, deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has said. Until now, some...

Men’s health ‘more at risk’ than women

– Men’s health, in all age groups, is more at risk compared to women, said an official with Health Ministry in a press conference.  The conference was held to mark Iran’s...

Use the cooling cucumber to manage weight, keep blood sugar levels controlled

When you are planning a diet for diabetic people — for your own self or for a family member, there are certain specific things you need to keep in mind....

Iran, Singapore to broaden library cooperation

Iran and Singapore are determined to broaden cultural ties and the ground is set for signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between their national libraries, said an advisor to the...

Eating junk food can raise risk of bipolar disorder, depression

Feeling depressed? It’s time to cut out the unhealthy junk food from your diet as it increases the risk of psychological disorders including bipolar disorder and depression, said researchers. Junk...

British Museum offers revelatory new look at Islam and art

A new gallery of Islamic arts at the British Museum broadly explores the cultural impact of Islam on everyday life through art and material objects from the many lands and...

Minister: Fashion, clothing receive enough attention

The Eighth Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival (February 15-21) showed that designing clothes and fashion received enough attention, said Iran’s culture minister. According to Mehr News Agency, Abbas Salehi...

University of Tehran to honor Polish orientalist Anna Krasnowolska

 A number of Iranian literati will come together in a session at the University of Tehran on Saturday to honor Polish orientalist Anna Maria Krasnowolska, the university announced last week....

Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects

More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggested. The...

Iranian women know rivals at FIBA 3×3 World Cup

Iranian women’s team learned its fate at 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup which will be held in the Netherlands. The Iranian team has been drawn alongside the 2016 World champions...

Adolescent female blood donors at risk for iron deficiency

Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and nondonors, which could have significant negative consequences on...

Iran’s para shooter Javanmardi wins gold at Al Ain 2019

 Saraeh Javanmardi from Iran picked up a gold medal at the Al Ain 2019 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup on Tuesday. Javanmaedi, who is the first ever female gold...

Fashion and costume houses to be established

 Houses of fashion and costume are to be established all around the country, Hamid Qobadi, head of the 8th edition of Fajr International Festival of Fashion and Costume, said here...

Women, environmental innovation, and green jobs festival to be held

 A festival on women, environmental innovation and green jobs will be held at the Department of Environment (DOE). The event is to be held on the occasion of birth anniversary...

Women make up 24 percent of faculty members

– The 16-fold increase in the number of female faculty members in universities during the Iranian year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018) proves that 24 percent of the total faculty members...

Esfandgan respects dignity of women, mothers and earth

Esfandgan is the day that people in ancient Iran praised the dignity of women, earth and mothers, all enjoying the quality of fertility. The annual feast of Esfandgan, traditionally, is...

Jobs for digital marketing, startups up 46% in 2018

The number of jobs created for digital marketing businesses and startups grow by 46 percent during 2018 in comparison to its preceding year, IRNA reported on Sunday. The statistics is...

Foods to Avoid When Trying to Lose Weight

When you’re trying to drop a few pounds, unless the weight is caused by a medical condition, there’s no getting around the need to make changes in your diet. This...

Yazd, biggest living museum

The historical Iranian city of Yazd is considered as the biggest living museum in the world, said the deputy head of Yazd Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department. Yazd has...

Children and cyberspace; how to deal with cyberbullying?

Do we have the power to cope with cyberspace? Many experts believe that the answer is negative. A number of children experts and professionals discussed the ways to use cyberspace...

Iranian traditional songs are music to Slovenian ears

An Iranian music band has played several traditional songs in Slovenia as part of Iran music week and events celebrating the 40th anniversary of the country’s Islamic Revolution across the...

Iranians at women’s kata final world karate competitions

Iran’s female kata team will compete with Italy at the final competition of the 2019 Karate1-Premier League to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on February 17. UAE is...

Excluded children more likely to develop mental health conditions

Children who are excluded are more likely to develop a mental health condition than their peers who stay in mainstream, a leading researcher told the Mental Health in Education conference...

“Tattoo” wins Crystal Bear for best short at Berlin festival

 “Tattoo” from Iran won the Crystal Bear for best short in the Generation 14plus at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Friday. The film was contending...

Playing to learn’ scheme piloted in elementary schools

 A plan dubbed “playing to learn” aiming at using educational games toward deeper learning was implemented for first time in elementary schools across the capital, with the Education Minister in...

Foods you should avoid to stop stomach bloating

Stomach bloating could be caused by eating certain foods, or by eating too much in one meal. But you could lower your risk of trapped wind pain and tummy ache...

AIBA ACCEPTS HIJAB FOR FEMALE BOXERS

International Boxing Association (AIBA) has accepted that the female Muslim boxers to wear hijab at the international events under the regulations of the body’s Executive Committee, the insidethegames magazine wrote. ...

Anesthesia, if limited, can be safe for baby’s brain

Anesthesia during a short surgery doesn’t harm a baby’s brain development, according to an experiment involving hundreds of infants in seven countries. While the study can’t answer broader safety questions...

Eighth Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival opens in Tehran

The Eighth Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival (February 15-21) opened in a ceremony in Tehran on Friday. The ceremony was attended by Vice President for Family and Women’s Affairs...

Iran to participate at 2019 Kuban Spring Women U-19 Tournament

 Iran will take part at the 2019 Kuban Spring Women U-19 Tournament which will be held in Sochi, Russia. Defending champions Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan and Belarus will participate in the...

Best Foods to Boost Your Brain, Memory

 Your brain is arguably the most important organ in the body, being the command center for everything else. And completely aside from keeping your lungs breathing and your heart beating,...

‘Breath’ wins Seattle top award in US

Iranian film ‘Breath’ received one of the most important awards of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle in the US. The jury members awarded the Global Zoom Prize to ‘Breath’ for...

Iran needs youth league for talent identification: Katayoun Khosrowyar

Katayoun Khosrowyar, head coach of Iran’s U19 women’s football team, is worried for not having a youth league for talent identification and for development of young players. The Iranian team...

Unofficial employment rate among women high despite low economic contribution

 Despite women’s low rate of economic contribution which stands at 12 percent, it seems that they play an outstanding role in different sections so that unofficial employment rate among women...

Harmful Foods We Often Give to Children

 Children are resilient. Actually, they’re not. Yet, parents seem to think that whatever they feed their children won’t harm them. The fact of the matter is, the foods we feed...

3,000 Chinese attend Chinese New Year celebration in Yazd for first time

For the first time, Yazd celebrated the Chinese New Year with the participation of 3,000 Chinese tourists, said the director general of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Yazd...

The best thing can do for health: Sleep well

Do you think you got enough sleep this past week? Can you remember the last time you woke up without an alarm clock, feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the...

“When the Moon Was Full” named best film at 37th Fajr festival

 “The Night When the Moon Was Full”, a true love story produced by Mohammad-Hossein Qasemi, has won the Crystal Simorgh for best movie at the 37th edition of the Fajr...

Iran, Japan to hold first religious talks

The first round of religious talks focusing on the status of family in Islam and Shinto will be held in Japan on February 9. Head of the Islamic Culture and...

Kind thoughts can boost psychological and physical health

In the study, 135 healthy students were divided into five groups, and members of each group heard a different set of audio instructions. The team took physical measurements of heart...

Certain characteristics linked with depression before and after giving birth

Depression during pregnancy and following childbirth (perinatal depression) is a common and potentially severe condition. In a Journal of Neuroscience Research study, researchers examined subgroups of women followed from pregnancy...

Tehran tourism exhibit to host over 700 Iranian, intl. businesses

 A total of 660 Iranian tourism marketers and businesses along with 57 foreign ones will participate in the 12th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition, which will be running from February 12...

‘Organ donation rate grows 60-fold in 18 years’

Organ donation rate has increased by 60 times over the past 18 years, though the growth is not considerable compared to the global scale, head of the transplantation and treatment...

Book of the Year Award winners praised

President Hassan Rouhani praised the winners of the Book of the Year award during the 36th National Award for Book of the Year and the 26th World Award for Book...

National network of NGOs and charities for cancer plans to join UICC

 Joining the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has been a matter of importance for the members of Iran’s national network of NGOs and charities for cancer, CEO of MAHAK,...

Iran’s Mahtab Nabavi wins gold at World Para Taekwondo C’ships

Mahtab Nabavi from Iran claimed a gold medal at 2019 World Para Taekwondo Championships on Tuesday. The Iranian para athlete came first at -58kg k 41 division. The World Championships...

‘Iranian traditional medicine effective on reducing cancer pain’

 Iranian traditional medicine can effectively help in reducing pain among patients with cancer, head of Iranian Society of Radiotherapy Oncology has said. Herbal medicine can have soothing effects on patients...

Handicrafts exports up 11%, hit $190 million

 Iran’s handicrafts exports reached $190 million in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), showing 11 percent growth year on year. Exports of...

Online autism screening website launched in Iran

Iran’s Welfare Organization launched an online autism screening website on Monday, ISNA news agency reported. Parents with children aged 2 to 5 years can refer to the website and answer...

Infertility treatment linked with slightly higher risk of pregnancy complications

Women who have undergone infertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization, are more likely to experience severe pregnancy complications, according to new research published in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)....

5 Foods to Boost Your Eye Health

You’ve likely been told at one time or another that if you want healthy eyes, you need to eat carrots. And while the old adage has some truth to it...

4 Olympiads, 224 participating countries in 40 years

Iran’s Ministry of Education says it hosted four international Olympiads in which students from more than 224 countries participated, highlighting its achievements during the last 40 years since the beginning...

‘The Fog’ wins Best Short, Best Actress awards at Rosarito festival

Iranian film ‘The Fog’, directed by Ali Shoorvarzi, took the Best Short and Best Actress awards at the Third Rosarito International Film Festival in the United States held on February...

German exhibit showcases Persian children’s books

The 63rd International Children’s Book Exhibition underway at Klingspor Museum in the German city of Offenbach is showcasing a collection of books from Shabaviz, a major Iranian publisher. Publishers from...

Female skiers collect 12 medals at Armenia’s intl. alpine event

 Young Iranian female skiers managed to bag four gold, four silver, and three bronze medals in international alpine skiing event in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. The 20-year-old Mahsa Yarkhah stunned the viewers...

A child’s heart health begins with their parents

Children who are active have a much smaller chance of having cardiac problems as those that eat a high fat diet and are not active. Did you know cardiovascular disease...

Is weight loss a sign of cancer

World Cancer Day is celebrated on the 4th of February every year. It aims at spreading awareness about cancer and how one can reduce their risk of cancer and prevent...
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