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Stress in the evening harder on body than at other times: study

Stress in the evening may take more of a toll on your body than stress at other times of day, a new study suggests. The reason? Later in the day,...

Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression

New research finds that cognitive behavioral therapy sessions delivered via an app can effectively treat various forms of depression, including a severe form of the condition. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)...

Top tech experts, researchers lauded

 The 19th festival for commending Iranian tech-savvy experts and researchers was held in Tehran on Sunday, Mehr news agency reported. The event was held concurrent with “research week” (December 15-19)...

Tehran Intl. Storytelling Festival to honor Mostafa Rahmandust, Ehteram Borumand

 Children’s book writer Mostafa Rahmandust and veteran storyteller Ehteram Borumand will be honored with lifetime achievement awards at the 21st International Storytelling Festival in Tehran. They will receive their awards...

Persian language main discipline of four Georgian universities

A senior Georgian scholar said Persian language and literature were among the main disciplines in the country’s four universities and most of the university students were interested in participating in...

Iran female referee to be crew chief in Bangladesh badminton event

The vice-president of Iran’s Women’s Badminton Federation has been elected by the Asian Badminton Technical Committee as the head referee for International Badminton Tournament to be held in Bangladesh late...

Iran’s Rescue and Relief Organization to join INSARAG Society

The Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Rescue and Relief Organization will join the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), the organization’s deputy director Shahin Fat’hi has said. INSARAG is a...

‘19% of pregnancies in Iran over the age of 35’

Some 19 percent of pregnancies in Iran are over the age of 35, said Hamed Barekati, the head of population, family and schools department at the Ministry of Health. Currently,...

‘Cancer treatment costs Iran $715m last year’

Treatment of cancer cost Iran 30 trillion rials (nearly $715 million) last year (March 2017-March 2018), Payam Azadeh, the scientific secretary of the third International Clinical Oncology Congress has said....

Take this vitamin to boost vision and keep eyes healthy

Eye health is extremely important – if you fail to look after them you risk losing your sight. Smoking and not protecting your eyes from the sun can increase the...

Iran students shine in global mental arithmetic tests

Sixteen students from the Iranian southeastern Province of Hormuzgan ranked first and third in the Universal Concepts of Mental Arithmetic Systems (UCMAS) competitions held in Malaysia, an official said on...

Limited activity harms Iranian girls’ health, wellness

The deputy director of the Welfare Organization said the level of girls’ overall health and physical wellness has decreased by 11% over the last 15 years due to inactivity and...

$400M NEEDED FOR INSURANCE OF VILLAGERS, NOMADS: MINISTER

The minister of labor, cooperatives and social welfare has called on the Planning and Budget Organization to allocate a total budget of 17 trillion rials (about $400 million) for insurance...

The BEST 10p vegetable for lower blood sugar

Diabetes is a common condition that affects around 3.7 million people in the UK. It’s caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, express.co.uk wrote. Without enough...

Amirkabir university, NODET to expand scientific co-op

 Amirkabir University of Technology and the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance scientific and research cooperation for the next...

Yalda night celebration held for child laborers

 A symbolic ceremony for the working children in District 19 of Tehran was held on Tuesday to celebrate Yalda night, the longest night of the year which takes place on...

Care center inaugurated for orphaned, abandoned girls

A center offering full-time care and services to orphaned or abandoned girls has been inaugurated in Damghan, north-central Semnan province. The establishment of the center provide orphaned or abandoned girls...

Heavy screen time appears to impact childrens’ brains

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends parents “avoid digital media use – except video chatting – in children younger than 18 to 24 months” Researchers have found ‘different patterns’...

Social presence of Iranian women

Kobra Aqazari, Iranian representative in the First Ever Global Women in Media Conference, held in Karachi, Pakistan said on Monday.  The Iranian women, like any women in any other place...

105,000 girls are confirmed bachelorettes

A number of 105,000 girls, mostly residing in Tehran and the central cities of Iran, are confirmed bachelorettes, Ardeshir Garavand, designer of the center for social surveillance affiliated to the...

MP calls for formation of women’s regional development association

 Member of Majlis (Iranian Parliament), Fatemeh Zolqadr, here on Saturday called for formation of an association for women’s regional development, ISNA reported. Speaking on the sidelines of the second edition...

Iranian artists to showcase handicrafts in Iraq

Iranian artists will showcase handicrafts and souvenirs from various provinces in an exhibition to be held for the first time in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan. According to the Public Relations Department...

Six vitamins and minerals to boost your energy levels

Diet and lifestyle habits can go a long way in term son boosting energy. But despite out best efforts to exercise daily, eat right, and sleep well, our busy lifestyles...

Iran’s Blood Transfusion Organization joins campaign to help Zainab with rarest blood type

 Iran’s Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) has joined the global campaign to help two-year-old Zainab Mughal who needs ongoing transfusion of one of the rarest blood types, ISNA news agency reported...

Welfare Organization to create 50,000 jobs by March 2020

 Over 50,000 job opportunities will be generated by the Welfare Organization for the individuals under the Organization’s coverage in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2019-March 2020). Skilled persons with...

Human Rights Day 10 December

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the...

Why Persian Restaurants are the best?

According to PersianRestaurant.org, there are specific features that distinguish a good restaurant from an average one. These qualities would make a restaurant’s tables filled with satisfied customers. Restaurants have always played...

Vitamin C may reduce harm to infants’ lungs caused by smoking during pregnancy

Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American...

German director Walter Steffen’s “Joy in Iran” to screen at Cinéma Vérité

 “Joy in Iran”, German director Walter Steffen’s documentary that recounts a group of German clowns’ visit to Iran, will be screened at the 12th edition of the Cinéma Vérité festival,...

Iranian shorts win awards at UN Mobile Film Festival

Two Iranian films have won awards at the 14th edition of the Mobile Film Festival, a UN online competition dedicated to one-minute films. Hamidreza Zakiani was named best director for...

Nazemalsharieh, Mozafar nominated for the world’s best futsal coach

Iranian futsal coaches Mohammad Nazemalsharieh and Shahrzad Mozafar have been nominated for the world’s best coach. Nazemalsharieh led the men’s futsal team to the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship title, while...

Etedadi nominated for World’s Best Female Player

 Iranian futsal player Fatemeh Etedadi has been shortlisted by Futsal Planet for Best Female Player in the world. Etedadi scored nine goals for Iran at 2018 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship and...

Gelareh Nazemi nominated to receive world best referee award

 Iranian referee Gelareh Nazemi has been shortlisted with nine other leading referees to receive the best referee award in the world. The Futsal Planet website, which introduces the nominees for...

Maternal stress at conception linked to children’s stress response at age 11

A new study published in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease finds that mothers’ stress levels at the moment they conceive their children are linked to the...

Iranian teams nominated for the world’s best national futsal teams

 Iran’ men’s and women’s futsal teams have been nominated for the best national team in the world. The Iranian outfits won the AFC Futsal Championship and are vying with eight...

Chemicals in cosmetics, soaps tied to early puberty in girls

Girls who are exposed before birth to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products may hit puberty earlier than their peers who aren’t exposed to...

Iran’s Tavasoli nominated for World’s Best Female Goalkeeper

 Iran futsal custodian has been nominated as the Best Female Goalkeeper in the World. Tavasoli will vie for the award with Ana Catarina Silva Pereira (POR), Ana Etayo Garde (ESP),...

Wedding ceremony for couples with disabilities held in Tehran

Some 110 couples with disabilities celebrated their wedding during a ceremony held at Milad Tower in Tehran on Monday, Tasnim news agency reported. The ceremony called Mehraneh (literally meaning kindness)...

New review highlights importance of good sleep routines for children

Sleep hygiene, which includes practices like providing a cool and quiet sleeping environment or reading before bed time to help kids unwind, is increasingly popular among parents looking to ensure...

Pomegranate festival kicks off in Tehran

 Yesterday, a major pomegranate festival, featuring various traditions from across the country, opened to the public at the Eshraq Cultural Center, northeast Tehran. Varieties of pomegranate and related products are...

Two Iranian female referees to judge European futsal games

– For the first time in Iran’s futsal history, two Iranian women futsal judges are appointed to judge the European Women’s Futsal Cup, chairman of the Football Federation Refereeing Department,...

8,000 women being trained to enter work market

 In pursuit of women’s empowerment projects, more than eight thousand Iranian women are being trained to enter the business environment, said Susan Radfar, advisor to the minister of communications and...

Girls deprived of education at border areas to be identified

 The presidential office for women’s and family affairs with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education is to identify girls deprived from education in border areas, said Masoumeh Ebtekar, the...

Iranian architects win World Architecture Festival Awards

 Two plans designed by Iranian architects won awards at the Future Project category of the World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 in Amesterdam. “Sadra Civic Center” plan by Karand Architecture Group...

Home remedies to get rid of itchy and dry skin

Eczema is a long-term condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked, according to the NHS. It most often appears in children before their first birthday,...

SWOI official: Iran has lowest under-five mortality rate in region

Sadeq Dehqan & Farzam Vanaki The under-five mortality rate is among the global indices to measure the health condition in countries, said a deputy head of State Welfare Organization of...

Grandmaster Khadem among top 20 of FIDE ratings

 Iranian woman chess player Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, also known as Khadem, has moved 11 spots up in the latest FIDE (World Chess Federation) ratings, sitting in the 19th place. With 2470...

Iran football team runner-up at CAFA Women’s Champs

Iranian female football team ranked 2nd in 2018 CAFA Women’s Championship held in Uzbekistan. The 2018 CAFA Women’s Championship was the first edition of the CAFA Women’s Championship, an association...

IRANIAN OFFICIAL: IRAN IS ACTIVE IN WOMEN ISSUES AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

The vice president of Iran for Women and Family Affairs emphasized on Iran’s role in different women and family issues at the international level.  The vice president of Iran for...

Social genetic project to screen wide range of disorders

 The Ministry of Health has announced plans to screen a wide range of common and rare genetic disorders under “the social genetic project”, ISNA reported on Saturday. According to Ashraf...

Iran women’s national football team’s decisive victory against Tajikistan

 Iranian women’s football team finished its third game against Tajikistan in Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) tournament with decisive 4-1 victory. In the continuation of the CAFA tournament which is...

NTBF CEO: Iran among countries with technology to treat brain, breast cancers

Iran developed the technology to produce vaccines for treating brain and breast cancers thanks to efforts by domestic researchers and experts, said the managing director of an Iranian new technology-based...

Only one third of people living with HIV in the region know their status

Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for EMRO: This year, we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of World AIDS Day, on December 1, an annual event marked by countries around the...

Healthcare “referral scheme” to expand to 10 provinces

The referral of patients from their family physicians to specialists, called “referral scheme” will be applied in 10 provinces by the end of the current Iranian calendar year in March...

Important factors in choosing a doctor

 According to IranianDoctor.org, a doctor is a medical practitioner who does health check-ups and diagnoses issues related to a person’s mental or physical health. Doctors are an important part of...

Mashhad to host int’l food tourism exhibition

An international food tourism exhibition begins today in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, with the participation of business people and economic advisers from 11 countries. Organizer of...

Iran’s Sacred Defense cinema celebrated at Resistance festival

 Films on the Iran-Iraq 1980-1988 war, which is called “Sacred Defense” in Iran, and those filmmakers active in this field were honored during the opening ceremony of the 15th International...

Iran starts issuing e-visas, raising hopes for more travelers

 Iran has started issuing electronic visas for those traveling to the country, in a bid to facilitate tourist inflow and to cope with sanctions recently reimposed by the U.S. Cultural...

Charity foundation to create 1,000 jobs for the underprivileged in 3 months

 Barekat Foundation will generate over 1,000 job opportunities for the underprivileged in Lorestan province, western part of the country, by the end of the eleventh Iranian calendar month of Bahman...

Nine signs your child could have mental health disorder

Thousands of kids as young as two are now said to be living with mental disorders, the National Health Service (NHS) warns. Mental health disorders do not just affect adults,...

New Iranian cities, village named world craft hubs

 An Iranian village and two cities have been named world craft hubs by the World Crafts Council – Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR), Iran tourism chief announced on Monday. According to...

The judiciary passes plan on promoting gender equality: Ebtekar

The judiciary system has approved a plan on promoting gender equality, the vice president for women’s and family affairs said, adding that the plan is communicated to all ministers in...

Divorce rate falls by 6% in H1

 Divorce rate in Iran has reduced by more than six percent during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (beginning March 21, 2018) compared to the same period...

60% of national library of Iran’s members are women

Currently, out of more than 190,000 members of the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI), some 60 percent are women, showing women are more interested in studying than men...

Iran names Yazd the capital of modern art

The historic city pf Yazd in central Iran was picked as the capital of modern art in the country, considering its abundance of potential, announced a local cultural official. The...

Amount of sunlight needed every day to avoid symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency risk could be lowered by adding certain foods to your diet, or by spending more time in direct sunlight. But much time should you spend in the...

Iran’s ‘Orange Days’ wins big at Germany Mannheim-Heidelberg festival

Iranian film ‘Orange Days’ by Arash Lahooti won three awards at the 67th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany. Lahooti’s film received the Grand Newcomer Award, the main award of...

PROMINENT ROLE OF WOMEN IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

“Economic development occurs when all the walks of life contribute, and all the society’s capacities can be used. Women make up half of the population, and economic development will not...

Iran chess players rank 3rd in West Asia

Iranian Chess players stood on the third place in the Western Asia Youth and Junior Chess Championships. According to official website of the event, more than 300 chess players attended...

Tehran ranks 2nd tourism market place in Mideast, Africa: WTTC

 Tehran is ranked second after Dubai in terms of tourism market size and share of the country’s GDP from the span of 2007-2017, according to the latest World Travel &...

UNESCO introduces Shazdeh Garden in 35 languages

Efforts should be made to introduce Shazdeh Garden of Mahan worldwide, said the director general of Kerman Province Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Department. Golamreza Farrokhi told IRNA that UNESCO...

‘I Am Iranian’ receives best film award in Italy

ran’s feature film ‘I Am Iranian’, directed by Mohammadreza Ahanj, won the best film award in the fiction competition of Sport Movies & TV 2018 — the 36th Milano International...

Does air pollution raise autism risk?

A Canadian study found that exposure to a common air pollutant during pregnancy was tied to higher odds of a child being diagnosed with autism by age five. That pollutant,...

Smartphone technology can spot breast cancer tumors

The same smartphone technology that can recognize a user’s face and voice can now identify breast cancer tumors, a recent study said. Researchers from the University of North Carolina used...

Iran to host int’l women’s gymnastics champs

 Women’s gymnastics of the Islamic nations championships is planned to be held in the Iranian southern Island of Kish on February 2019, said the head of Iran’s gymnastics federation. The...

Women make up greater share of electronic health records

 Women hold a greater share than men of forming electronic health records (EHR), said the deputy health minister, Mohammad Shariati, here on Monday. EHR is a record of medical and...

Website launched aiming to reduce divorce rate

 A new website has been recently launched by Tehran province’s welfare department general with the goal of reducing divorce rate in the province. Tasmim website helps spouses facing problems and...

$4.7m allocated to 6,500 breadwinner women

 An amount of 200 billion rials (around $4.7 million) has been allocated to 6,500 breadwinner women, Soraya Shareqi, general director for women’s and family affairs department of Tehran Governorate said...

TWO IRANIAN WOMEN REWARDED BY WORLD CRAFT COUNCIL

Two Iranian female artists from the southern province of Fars have managed to win two awards from the World Crafts Council.  The acclaimed artworks were a box illuminated by a...

Number of foreign tourists visiting Iran up 50%

Golestan Province to host 12th Int’l Tribe’s Culture Festival The total number of foreign tourists arriving in Iran during the year to March 21, 2019 increased by 50 percent, said...

Iranian orthodontist: 70% of people suffer from TMD

Nearly 70 percent of people suffer from a kind of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) which can be treated only by an orthodontist, said a member of the Iranian Association of Orthodontists...

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...
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