Category: Health
8 new accelerators to develop biotechnology

TEHRAN – The Vice Presidency for Science and Technology aims to help large companies and startups develop markets for products by launching eight new biotechnology accelerators. Since 2016, the process of creating bio-accelerators started to pace up with the support of the Biotechnology Development Headquarters of the Vice President for Science and Technology, and there […]

How do you know if you have diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that may involve all people from any age range. There are different types of diabetes, the type that seniors usually get involved in type 2 diabetes. Despite type 1 diabetes, called juvenile diabetes, type 2 diabetes occurs due to a bad lifestyle and obesity. It means that type 2 diabetes […]

Guidelines prepared to use Iranian traditional medicine for COVID-19 treatment

TEHRAN – The instructions for the use of Iranian traditional medicine to treat COVID-19 have been prepared, the director of the Iranian Medicine Office of the Ministry of Health, has announced. This instruction has been compiled in the Iranian Medicine Committee of the National Scientific Committee, it was reviewed by the specialists in conventional medicine, […]

Diabetes accounts for 8.5% of health care costs

TEHRAN – Over 8.5 percent of the total health expenditures of the country are spent on diabetes, Baqer Larijani, head of the Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, has stated. “Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71 percent of all deaths globally. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory diseases are the […]

No Pfizer vaccines imported: official

TEHRAN – Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz, head of the Iranian Food and Drug Administration, has said that not any number of Pfizer vaccines have been imported to the country so far, ISNA reported on Friday. So, any vaccine sold under Pfizer in the open market is counterfeit, he emphasized. Pfizer Public Relations even announced in a […]

Coronavirus vaccination not an obstacle for blood donation

TEHRAN – Those people who have injected a coronavirus vaccine can also donate their blood and there are no obstacles in this regard, Bashir Haji-Beigi, the Blood Transfusion Organization spokesman, said on Saturday. People who have received AstraZeneca and Sputnik vaccines can donate blood 28 days after vaccination, he said, adding, but those who have […]

Iran relies on homegrown vaccines to defeat COVID-19: expert

TEHRAN – Kayhan Azadmanesh, a medical doctor and biotechnologist who is head of the virology research division at the Pasteur Institute of Iran in Tehran, has said the country hopes to defeat the coronavirus pandemic with a homegrown crop of vaccines We can’t rely on help from the international community with the pandemic. We are […]

Iran Blood Transfusion Organization selected as WHO partner

TEHRAN – The Blood Transfusion Organization and the High Institute for Research and Education in Transfusion Medicine were selected for the third time as a partner center of the World Health Organization (WHO). With the successful and complete implementation of the activities of the second period of the WHO Cooperative Center in the field of […]

TCCIMA to hold Iran-Pakistan Business Webinar on Pharmaceutical Industry

TEHRAN- Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (TCCIMA) in collaboration with Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) will hold Iran-Pakistan Business Webinar on Pharmaceutical Industry on August 11. As announced, official from the both sides including Hassan Nourian, the consul general of Iran in Karachi, and Masood Ahmed, the trade […]

Spicogen vaccine to begin human testing in Iran

TEHRAN – The second and third phases of clinical studies of the Iranian-Australian Spicogen vaccine for coronavirus will be performed in Iran, Iranian Food and Drug Administration spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said. The first phase of the clinical trial was performed on volunteer Australians and the two next phases will be administrated to 400 Iranians, he […]

Iranian province to develop, facilitate medical tourism 

TEHRAN – Local authorities plan to boost and facilitate medical tourism in East Azarbaijan province after the coronavirus crisis is over. The quality of the international units of the medical centers throughout the province is to be improved, which will allow health tourism to succeed in the region, the deputy provincial tourism chief has said. […]

Doc portraying volunteer doctors in Iran’s deprived area produced

TEHRAN – A documentary portraying activities of a group of Tehran’s renowned doctors, who volunteered to give treatment for people living in Bashagard, a deprived area in the southeastern Iranian province of Hormozgan, has recently been completed. Entitled “26° East”, the documentary has been directed by Amir-Mehdi Nejadnik. “This documentary is initially about a visit […]

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