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Noruz added to Vancouver calendar of events

Vancouver City Council has added Noruz, the Persian new year festivity, to its official celebrations and observations calendar. Vancouver City Council has put the event on the calendar of the...

Charity foundation supports treatment of infertile couples

 Barekat Charity Foundation, affiliated to Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam also known as Setad-e Ejraiy-e Farman-e Hazrat-e Emam, has financially supported 4,552 infertile couples in rural areas...

VICE PRESIDENT HAILS IRAN’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN WOMEN, FAMILY FIELDS

Vice President for women and family affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar welcomed the achievements made by Iran in women and family field.  ‘As you witnessed in the statistics and trends Islamic Republic...

Iran jumps to 47th in Bloomberg Innovation Index 2019

Iran has moved up two points to 47th place on Bloomberg Innovation Index 2019 report which was published on January 22. With the score of 52.06 out of 100, Iran...

Low prevalence of leprosy in Iran

 Leprosy prevalence is less than one in every 10,000 people in the country, announced the director of national program for prevention of tuberculosis and leprosy at the Ministry of Health....

Iranian traditional medicine can expand globally: WHO

the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Iran announced that Iranian traditional medicine has the potential to gain international recognition and WHO must support its globalization. Christoph Hamelmann made the...

Vice President hails Iran’s achievements in women, family fields

Vice President for women and family affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar welcomed the achievements made by Iran in women and family field. ‘As you witnessed in the statistics and trends Islamic Republic...

Iranians bag 6 medals at 2019 Karate-1 Premier League

ranian fighters managed to win one gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the first 2019 Karate-1 Premier League which was held in Paris. Some 800 world-class karatekas from...

Report says obesity, bad nutrition, climate change pose triple threat to globe

Obesity, undernutrition and climate change are the biggest threats to the world population, linked by profit motives and policy inertia, a top commission said on Sunday, calling for a binding...

Nationwide polio vaccination for children to get underway

Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) will be given to children born on March 20, 2016 or later nationwide, head of the preventable diseases department at the Ministry of Health has said....

Female ambassador to Brunei meets FM Zarif

Iran’s newly-appointed female ambassador to Brunei, Homeira Rigi, met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday before leaving Iran for the Southeast Asian country. Iran’s newly-appointed female ambassador to...

Ebtekar calls on Tehran mayor to make more efforts for gender equality

 Iran’s Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, has asked Tehran Mayor, Pirouz Hanachi, to make more effort on gender equality. In a letter published on Sunday, the...

House of Music Celebration honors educational, research books

 The 19th edition of Iran’s House of Music Celebration was dedicated to honoring best books on education, research and translation. The celebration is annually held to honor Iran’s top musical...

Cancer cliches to avoid: I’m not ‘brave’

Fighter, warrior, hero — some of the terms you might see used to describe people with cancer. But according to a new survey, for some with the illness the words...

Iranian chess player earns draw against world chess champion

Iranian chess player Sarah Khadem ul-Sharie clinched draws against world champion in Gibraltar Chess Masters 2019 in south of Spain on Saturday and ranked 12nd of the Women’s Live Chess...

Pregnancy can raise risk of heart disease

Women who have given birth have a higher chance of developing heart disease and strokes than those who are childless, a new study said. Previous studies have shown that women...

Working mothers ‘up to 40% more stressed’

They may have had more than a sneaking suspicion that it was the case, but now working mothers have the data to back it up: They are indeed more stressed...

Homeira Rigi appointed as Iran’s 2nd female ambassador

Homeira Rigi Zirouki was appointed as Iran’s new ambassador to Brunei. Based on proposal of Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif and the approval of President Hassan Rouhani, Homeira Rigi...

Women snagged record 28% of 2019 Oscar nominations, an all-time high

Women accounted for 27.5 percent of all the Oscar nominees in 2019, a slight uptick from last year’s record-setting year, in which only 26.8 percent of the nominations went to...

Skinny genes the ‘secret to staying slim’

Scientists say they have discovered the secret behind why some people are skinny while others pile on the pounds easily. Their work reveals newly discovered genetic regions linked to being...

About 65% of Iranian children aged 3-5 have smart phones

 Some 65 percent of children in Iran between 3-5 years of age have smart cellphone or tablets, said Khosro Saljouqi, the executive director of children’s internet plan of the Ministry...

New app may improve ability to focus

For people who have trouble concentrating, help may be on the way through a new game app that helps improve the ability to focus just by playing. Researchers documented improvements...

Cancer prevention ways to be taught at Tehran metro

Zeinab Nasiri, the director of Health Department of Tehran Municipality, said that the scheme will be part of the campaign against cancer in the National Week of Fight Against Cancer....

Iranian Nat’l Commission for UNESCO opens Yazd center

 Yazd, Iran’s historical city, was registered as one the UNESCO’s world heritage sites in 2017 and the city is located in the middle of the Iranian plateau, some 800 kilometers...

Fajr Film Festival announces jury for official competition

 The organizers of the 37th Fajr Film Festival announced the jury for the official competition on Monday. The jury is composed of filmmakers Mohammad-Ali Bashe Ahangar, Mohammad Bozorgnia, Puran Derakhshandeh...

100 diabetes care centers set up in Iran

— In the current Iranian calendar year (starting on March 21, 2018), some 100 diabetes care centers have been established in 60 universities of medical sciences nationwide, Mehdi Shadnoush, head...

New breast cancer gene tests don’t faze women

Women with breast cancer who get newer genetic tests to estimate their risk of recurrence may not be any more anxious about their test results than their peers who get...

CHHTO exhibits modern and postmodern ceramics

 A patchwork of ceramics, crafted upon modern and postmodern philosophies, has been put on show at the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Tehran. The exhibit,...

Study: Black, green tea could control Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s blood sugar levels to become too high — a common health problem in the UK. But one of the best...

IRCS offering rehabilitation packages for the elderly

The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is offering modern rehabilitation packages to the elderly aged over 60 at Nour-e Afshar sub-specialty and charity hospital, the hospital chief has announced. Soon...

Iranians spend one hour and four minutes daily on social networks: official

Iranians spend one hour and four minutes daily on social networks, head of the Information Technology Organization of Iran, Amir Nazemi, wrote on his Twitter account, Mehr reported on Saturday....

Child born to Iranian mother, foreign father closer to Iranian nationality

The newly approved bill on giving Iranian nationality to a child born to an Iranian mother and foreign father awaits further debate and vote by parliament in a bid to...

At least half of parents try non-evidence-based cold prevention methods for kids

Vitamin C to keep the germs away. Never go outside with wet hair. Stay inside. Despite little or no evidence suggesting these types of methods actually help people avoid catching...

Veteran curator Lili Golestan publishes her private collection

 Veteran curator Lili Golestan who is in charge of Golestan Gallery in Tehran has published her private collection in a book. “Lili Golestan’s Private Collection” published at Cheshmeh Publications is...

Iran to hold first national online project Olympiad

The first round of online project Olympiad will be held in Iran in the next Iranian calendar year (starting on March 21), Fatemeh Mohajerani, an official with the Ministry of...

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

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

Health profiles soon available on mobile phones

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

Persian carpets captivate collectors worldwide

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

Planetary Health Diet proposes individual choices to solve a collective problem

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

Ahmad Shamlu’s poems to appear in Arabic

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

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

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

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

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

Iran, Sweden to expand academic ties

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

National campaign to fight cancer launched in Iran

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

Tehran to host environmental impact assessment conference

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

Over 1.2m infants undergone hearing screening test

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

National document on sexual health training being prepared

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

Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes

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

Kermanshah exhibit explores history of ties between UN, Iran

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

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

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

Girls’ schools to be equipped with sports halls

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

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

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

Iranian cities to host nanotech entrepreneurship events

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

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

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

Higher calcium levels may predict heart disease

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

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

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

Iran home to largest cord blood bank in Middle East

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

Osteoporosis breakthrough: Bone mass increased by 800 percent

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

Number of foreign tourists to northwestern Iranian province up 10%

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

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

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

“Double” to compete in Irvine Film Festival

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

Some 64% of Iranians are internet users

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

How much is Iran visa fee?

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

UNICEF, Pardis tech park sign agreement

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

Tehraners donate $10m to orphans, underprivileged children

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

Three Iranian women among Asia top scientists

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

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

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

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

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

Berlin Film Festival invites Iran female filmmaker

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

Atlas of Women and Family at final stage

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

National Festival on Women and Science slated for February

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

Guidance for parents about children’s electronics

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

Iran’s first sexual health and fertility center set up

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

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

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

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

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

Six ways to raise resilient child

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

How do our emotions affect our immune response?

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

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

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

Playing to learn’ scheme to be implemented within month

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

8 Ways Winners Think Differently from Losers

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

Farwell to university entrance exam ‘Konkur’: minister

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

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

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

How Exercise Reduces Belly Fat in Humans

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

Over 1,000 foreign tourists travel to North Khorasan

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

Iran’s library: Persian manuscript sources to be listed

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

Iranian children win title at international abacus contest

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

Green standards to be set for retrofitting schools

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

Iranian children scoop awards at 18th PAMA championships

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

Infrastructures prepared for women’s presence at stadiums: minister

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

Two more female ambassadors to be likely appointed

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

MOU signed for improving water, energy consumption

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

Leafy green neighborhoods tied to better heart health

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

TEHRANI CITIZENS DONATE $1.6M TO WELFARE ORGANIZATION

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

Prolific thespians shortlisted for Fajr Film Festival

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

Iran’s Khademalsharieh claims silver at World Blitz Championship

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

Iranian women allowed access to watch live football in stadium

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

The Joy of Giving Lasts Longer

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

Kermanshah to host national craft workshop

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

Tourism official invites world to spend Christmas holidays in Iran

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

Chinese researcher terms Persian music as fascinating, creative

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