Focus on Healthy Lifestyle Culture

Focus on Healthy Lifestyle Culture

The 8th festival to promote a culture of healthy lifestyle organized by the Health Ministry began on Friday and will run through April 21. The festival, held annually at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, is one of the largest and most significant events in the medical student community and promotes a healthy lifestyle culture through works of art including film, performance art, literature, and visual arts, Khabaronline reported. ‘Leading a Healthy Life is Art’ is the theme of this year’s edition with particular focus on autism and how to deal with it. “Autism needs more attention and recognition in low and middle income countries,” said Sahar Heydari, a student participating in the festival. “It is not a disease, it’s a special condition that needs to be understood and provided for. There is need for appropriate medical and educational facilities and we need to encourage the general public to learn about the condition.”

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