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Iran’s Khademalsharieh wins silver at World Rapid Championship

 Sarasadat Khademalsharieh from Iran claimed a silver at the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The competitions are being held in Manege, the largest...

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ON THE RISE AMONG DOCTORS

“There are many new dentists now in the program, I don’t know half of them,” says Dr. Sara Saedi about the dentists who have been volunteering in giving medical services...

Are nightmares sign of mental health problems?

Turns out, nightmares are an indicator of mental health problems, such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Nightmares are classified as dream sequences that seem realistic and often awaken...

Depression of fathers and their daughters linked, finds study

A teenage girl is more at risk of developing mental health problems if her father has experienced post-natal depression, according to research. Parents, pay attention: Post-natal depression in fathers, in addition to...

Indonesian tourist invites Asians to visit Iran

An Indonesian tourist by publishing reports and pictures of her trips to Iran recommended that tourists from Southeast Asia visit Iran on the eve of the New Year’s vacations. Amelia...

Iran film editor Mohajer collaborates with Afghan cinema

Iranian film editor Mastaneh Mohajer collaborated with Afghanistan cinema on a new movie project titled ‘Eve, Mariam, Ayesha’. Directed by Sahraa Karimi, the new flick that has Iranian editor and...

Nothing can hold down Iran’s female footballers: Katayoun Khosrowyar

Katayoun Khosrowyar, an American-Iranian head coach of the Iran’s U-19 women’s football team, says Iranian female football players are more determined than ever. “Nothing can hold Iranian women’s footballers down”,...

Over 1 million children born within 9 months in Iran

 Based on the data released by the National Organization for Civil Registration of the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 22), a total of 1,046,099...

Experience contradicts Western media image of Iran

 An American fashion psychologist who accidentally landed in Iran believes that her perception of the country is totally different from what mainstream Western media outlets portray. Ashely Duncan told IRNA...

Iran produces animation to help raise spirit of children suffering from cancer

The first season of an Iranian animated series titled ‘Sarina’, aimed at raising the spirit of children suffering from cancer, has been produced in 13 seven-minute episodes, said the director...

Filmmaker Marzieh Borumand honored at national library

Marzieh Borumand, the director of TV series such as “House of Grandma”, “The City of Mice”, “School of Mice” and “Ziba Barbershop” that stir fond memories of the 1980s and...

Financial support for infertile couples on agenda: health official

 Providing financial aids for treatment of infertile couples is on the agenda of the Ministry of Health, deputy health minister Qasem Babajani has said. Prevalence of infertility among Iranian couples...

Iran ranking 16 in world science production: Minister

According to the 2017 global figures, Iran holds 16th place in science production and is the fastest growing science producer in the world, said Iran’s minister of science, research and...

Not all fats are bad

Fats are extremely important for human growth and development. We cannot survive without fats because it is an essential part of the human body, ndtv.com wrote. It helps in performing...

How good for your health is cutting salt from your diet?

Scientists have calculated that cutting salt consumption by around a quarter could halve the number of deaths from sodium-induced heart disease, according to a study conducted in a part of...

The age you should definitely get checked for hypertension

High blood pressure is a common condition that puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs. Diagnosing the condition – which is also known as hypertension – early is...

Moscow to host Iran’s Theater Week

Iran’s Theater Week will be held in Moscow in spring to make Russians more familiar with Iranian culture. The event, jointly organized by Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Moscow Theater, will...

How to treat a burn

Burns and scalds are the names given to damage to the skin that’s caused by heat, said the UK National Health System (NHS). A burn is caused by dry heat,...

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery to honor Niki Karimi

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington DC will honor Iranian actress and director, Niki Karimi. During the event which is due to be held February 17-18, the gallery will screen...

Marriage rates falling by 5% annually, says health official

The rate of marriage is dropping by 5 percent annually in Iran, director general for population health and family office at the Ministry of Health has said. Currently both marriage...

Obesity rises 5.5-fold in Iran in 4 decades: academic

Obesity and overweight have grown 5.5 folds over the past four decades in Iran, chancellor of Tehran’s Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences has said. Based on the studies salt...

Iran pursuing Yalda registration on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list

The head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) said registering Yalda on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list is on the organization’s agenda. Ali Asghar Mounesan made the...

Women with false-positive mammography results more likely to get breast cancer

Women who experience a ‘false positive’ result after a mammogram are twice as likely to end up developing cancer as those who get a negative result, research suggested. Every year,...

Flu is serious for pregnant women, others at high risk

Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu — including death — and should be tested and begin antiviral treatment promptly...

Najmeh Ahmadzadeh tops at Tehran Intl. Storytelling Festival

 Iranian storyteller Najmeh Ahmadzadeh took first place in the international competition of the 21st International Storytelling Festival in Tehran, the organizers announced on Thursday. Winners in various categories were honored...

Happy Older People Live Longer

 In a new study, researchers have found that increase in happiness is directly proportional with a reduction in mortality. The study, which focused on Singaporeans aged 60 years and older,...

How Parents Protect Kids from Stress

When young children experience violence or poverty, the effect can last well into adulthood. But new research from the Emory School of Medicine suggests that a strong parental relationship could...

Chinese TV airs program on Iran’s culture

China Travel Channel broadcast a program on Iran’s artistic and cultural beauties which are unique in the world. The 30-minute show, which was attended by Iran’s Chargé d’Affaires in China...

Vitamin D deficiency a serious nutritional problem: health official

 In Iran, and even globally, vitamin D deficiency is a serious nutritional problem, director of the Health Ministry’s nutrition office, Zahra Abdollahi, said on Sunday. According to World Health Organization...

Health Ministry providing services to 12,500 HIV/AIDS patients

 The Iranian Health Ministry is providing healthcare services to some 12,500 patients suffering HIV/AIDS nationwide, head of communicable diseases center at the ministry has said. All consulting and treatment services...

Spanish cultural activist: Iranian women playing key role in society

Iranian women play important role in society despite Western media propaganda, said the project manager of DocsBarcelona international documentary film festival. “Some Western media stress that Iran neglects women’s rights,...

School-based nutritional programs reduce student obesity

In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index (BMI), a new study led by the Yale School of...

In Iranian folktales, a woman heralds winter

Nan-e Sarma (mother of cold) looks forward the light and his male mate Amoo Norouz felicitates the spring and Norouz (Iranian New Year). The love story of Nan-e Sarma and...

Women play major role in water, environmental planning

Women play a great role in planning to address water and environmental problems, Molood Shiva, advisor to the energy minister for women’s and family affairs said here on Saturday. Women...

Trace of women’s growth in next year’s budget bill

The budget bill for the next fiscal year (starting March 21, 2019) has proposed policies regarding improvement of women’s condition in the country, Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and...

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...
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