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  • health coverage Today 09:46

    Iran’s health coverage index above S. Asia average: WHO

    TEHRAN- According to World Health Organization (WHO) 2018 report on world health statistics, Iran’s health coverage index is 65 (out of a maximum index score of 100) which is higher than the South Asia average estimated at 53. 

  • پیروز حناچی راجب مدیران خارجی Yesterday 21:33

    Tehran mayor honored as top researcher

    TEHRAN – Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi named top researcher at the 27th Research Festival which was held at the University of Tehran on Monday. During the ceremony, 47 researchers in different fields were honored, ISNA rported.

  • IoT bikes roll into streets of the capital Yesterday 21:32

    IoT bikes roll into streets of the capital

    TEHRAN – New bikes based on Internet of Things (IoT) were placed for the first time on Tuesday into stations for use in Tehran, ISNA reported.

  • ICT Yesterday 21:21

    Iran, a booming market for ICT in Asia: report

    TEHRAN -- Iran is one of the booming markets for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Asia, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) of Iran announced in its latest report.

  • Health Ministry providing services to 12,500 HIV/AIDS patients Yesterday 11:00

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

    TEHRAN — 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.

  • Vitamin D deficiency a serious nutritional problem: health official  Yesterday 11:00

    Vitamin D deficiency a serious nutritional problem: health official 

    TEHRAN — 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. 

  • nane sarma 2018-12-17 21:06

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    In Iranian folktales, a woman heralds winter

    In Iranian mythology and symbolism, man is a sign of effectiveness and woman is an indication of being affected.

  • ebtekar 2018-12-17 21:03

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

    TEHRAN – 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 family affairs, has said.

  • Tehran festival to mark Yalda, Christmas bonds 2018-12-17 21:01

    Tehran festival to mark Yalda, Christmas bonds

    TEHRAN – Yalda - the longest night of the year - and Christmas, as deeply-rooted-in-time celebrations, share common, cultural or historical links, which are set to be highlighted during a festival on December 20. 

  • Rainfalls bring back life to Bamdej wetland, southwestern Iran 2018-12-16 21:12

    Rainfalls bring back life to Bamdej wetland, southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – Bamdej Wetland, located 40 kilometers northwest of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, has been filled with water after autumn rainfalls, while suffering a significant drop in water level during summer, deputy director of Khuzestan province’s environment department general said.

  • Earthquake risk high in 78% of cities in Iran, says IRCS   2018-12-16 21:08

    Earthquake risk high in 78% of cities in Iran, says IRCS  

    TEHRAN — There are 120 active faults in Iran and about 78 percent of cities nationwide are located in earthquake prone regions, director of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Rescue and Relief Organization, Morteza Salimi, said on Saturday. 

  • بلاکچین 2018-12-16 21:07

    Blockchain can help improve Iran’s economy: official

    TEHRAN – Blockchain technology can help improve the national economy, the head of management development department of the vice presidency for science and technology, Alireza Daliri, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Iran imposing stricter rules on GM foods    2018-12-15 20:41

    Iran imposing stricter rules on GM foods   

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Food and Drug Administration is forcing harsher rules on labelling genetically modified (GM) food products, ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.

  • An Achaemenid-era clay tablet 2018-12-15 20:40

    Thousands of Achaemenid-era clay tablets to be back home

    TEHRAN – Over 11,000 flawless [Achaemenid-era] clay tablets and a large number of fragments of their kind will be back home, Iran tourism chief said on Wednesday.

  • Health Ministry Spokesperson Iraj Harirchi 2018-12-15 20:39

    Next year’s health budget set at $8.3b

    TEHRAN- According to the budget bill proposed for the next fiscal year (starting March 21), 350 trillion rials (about $8.3 billion) will be allocated to the health sector, announced Health Ministry Spokesperson Iraj Harirchi.  

  • 2,400 students suffering autism attend schools nationwide  2018-12-14 22:28

    2,400 students suffering autism attend schools nationwide 

    TEHRAN — Some 2,400 students suffering autism are attending schools nationwide, director general for special schools organization affiliated with Education Ministry has said.

  • 3,404 traffic-related deaths occurred last winter: traffic police chief  2018-12-14 22:27

    3,404 traffic-related deaths occurred last winter: traffic police chief 

    TEHRAN — Last winter, 3,404 traffic-related deaths happened in Iran, traffic police chief Taqi Mehri said on Thursday. 

  • ‘Cancer treatment costs Iran $715m last year’ 2018-12-14 22:24

    ‘Cancer treatment costs Iran $715m last year’

    TEHRAN — 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. 

  • Iran to take part in international mental arithmetic contest 2018-12-13 07:16

    Iran to take part in international mental arithmetic contest

    TEHRAN – Iran will attend the 18th PAN PACIFIC Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Association Global Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Championships which will be held in Malaysia on December 28. 

  • $22m earmarked for equipping technical-vocational schools 2018-12-13 07:15

    $22m earmarked for equipping technical-vocational schools

    TEHRAN – A total budget of 900 billion rials (nearly $22 million) has been requested to develop and equip technical-vocational high schools across the country in the current Iranian calendar year (ending March 20, 2019), Mohsen Hosseini, an official with the Ministry of Education has announced.

  • Foreign arrivals in Qazvin rise in H1 2018-12-13 07:15

    Foreign arrivals in Qazvin rise in H1

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign tourists to Qazvin province has significantly increased during the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22), compared to the same period last year, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Naloxone, a life-saving antidote to drug overdose: myths and facts  2018-12-13 07:13

    Naloxone, a life-saving antidote to drug overdose: myths and facts 

    TEHRAN — According to World Health organization (WHO), Opioid overdose is treatable with naloxone, an opioid antagonist which rapidly reverses the effects of opioids. 

  • Health minister attending PMNCH 2018 Partners’ Forum  2018-12-12 17:08

    Health minister attending PMNCH 2018 Partners’ Forum 

    TEHRAN — Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi has travelled to India to attend The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) Partners’ Forum which kicked off on Wednesday. 

  • Urmia Museum of Anthropology adds manuscripts gallery 2018-12-12 17:04

    Urmia Museum of Anthropology adds manuscripts gallery

    TEHRAN – Urmia Museum of Anthropology in West Azarbaijan province has added a new gallery, special for rare handwritten manuscripts.

  • Provincial officials unveil a poster for the 10th Pars tourism exhibition 2018-12-12 17:03

    Hospitals, clinics highlighting Iran’s medical tourism

    TEHRAN – Over 20 top Iranian hospitals and clinics are taking part in the 10th Pars tourism exhibition, which opened to the public in Shiraz on Wednesday, aiming to get visitors acquainted with Iran’s potentials in medical and health tourism, Fars reported.

  • Bike-sharing scheme gets underway in Tehran 2018-12-12 16:57

    Bike-sharing scheme gets underway in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Bike-sharing scheme, proposed by an Iranian startup through a system based on Internet of Things (IoT), has started to be implemented in the capital, YJC reported on Wednesday.

  • Mohseni-Bandpey appointed Tehran governor general  2018-12-12 12:14

    Mohseni-Bandpey appointed Tehran governor general 

    TEHRAN — The cabinet of ministers elected Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpey as the new governor general of Tehran on Wednesday morning, Tasnim news agency reported. 

  • Road crashes 2018-12-12 09:17

    Road deaths in Iran sharply fall in 3 years: WHO

    TEHRAN- Iran’s road traffic deaths fell from 32.1 per 100,000 population in 2015 to 20.5 in 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2018 global status report on road safety published in December. 

  • Care center inaugurated for orphaned, abandoned girls 2018-12-11 21:47

    Care center inaugurated for orphaned, abandoned girls

    TEHRAN – A center offering full-time care and services to orphaned or abandoned girls has been inaugurated in Damghan, north-central Semnan province.

  • International Mountain Day: Mountains are vital for our lives 2018-12-11 21:45

    International Mountain Day: Mountains are vital for our lives

    TEHRAN — Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. However, according to the United Nations, mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, both for mountain communities and the rest of the world.