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Fiza Pirani

Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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5-foot tapeworm wiggled out of California man after eating sushi
 A sushi-loving California man with a habit of consuming raw salmon on the daily recently pulled out a 5-foot tapeworm from his own body. » RELATED: Doctors remove 6-foot tapeworm from man’s mouth According to Dr. Kenny Bahn, who treated the man in August and revealed the case on a Jan. 8 episode of the medical podcast...

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A sushi-loving California man with a habit of consuming raw salmon on the daily recently pulled out a 5-foot tapeworm from his own body. » RELATED: Doctors remove 6-foot tapeworm from man’s mouth According to Dr. Kenny Bahn, who treated the man in August and revealed the case on a Jan. 8 episode of the medical podcast...
L’Oreal features first hijab-wearing model in major hair campaign, sparking controversy online
 L’Oreal Paris recently made history  when it featured  model Amena Khan in its new hair product campaign. Khan, a British beauty blogger, model and co-founder of Ardere Cosmetics, is the first hijab-wearing model to star in a hair campaign for a major international brand. » RELATED: Muslim women support Nike as backlash...

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L’Oreal Paris recently made history when it featured model Amena Khan in its new hair product campaign. Khan, a British beauty blogger, model and co-founder of Ardere Cosmetics, is the first hijab-wearing model to star in a hair campaign for a major international brand. » RELATED: Muslim women support Nike as backlash...
These are the 10 best suburbs in Atlanta for millennials, according to Niche
 Metro Atlanta has been attracting more and more millennials  in recent years for its diversity appeal, cost of living, access to bars and restaurants among other factors. Ranking and review site Niche.com released its annual list of the best U.S. cities for millennials in May (part of its 2017 Best Places report), naming...

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Metro Atlanta has been attracting more and more millennials  in recent years for its diversity appeal, cost of living, access to bars and restaurants among other factors. Ranking and review site Niche.com released its annual list of the best U.S. cities for millennials in May (part of its 2017 Best Places report), naming...
A 7-year-old Pakistani girl was raped and killed — and the country is demanding #JusticeForZainab
 Protesters in the Pakistani city of Kasur took to the streets for the third day Friday over the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Amin, whose body was uncovered on a pile of garbage this week, days after she was reported missing. According to an autopsy report, Zainab  was sodomized and strangled to death. Dr. Quratulain Atique, who did...

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Protesters in the Pakistani city of Kasur took to the streets for the third day Friday over the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Amin, whose body was uncovered on a pile of garbage this week, days after she was reported missing. According to an autopsy report, Zainab was sodomized and strangled to death. Dr. Quratulain Atique, who did...
Are people really eating Tide Pods? Doctors warn parents about dangerous ‘Tide Pod Challenge’
 A bizarre new trend dubbed the “Tide Pod Challenge” is gaining popularity among teens on social media — and doctors say it could land them in the emergency room. The challenge involves people popping the small laundry detergent pacs and posting videos of themselves chewing and gagging on the oozing product online. A...

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A bizarre new trend dubbed the “Tide Pod Challenge” is gaining popularity among teens on social media — and doctors say it could land them in the emergency room. The challenge involves people popping the small laundry detergent pacs and posting videos of themselves chewing and gagging on the oozing product online. A...
Why dogs eat poop and what to do about it
 It might be every pet owner’s embarrassing nightmare, but dogs eating other dogs’ feces is actually quite common. » RELATED: Do people care more about suffering dogs than suffering humans? In fact, according to new research from the University of California at Davis, 16 percent of puppies “frequently&rdquo...

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It might be every pet owner’s embarrassing nightmare, but dogs eating other dogs’ feces is actually quite common. » RELATED: Do people care more about suffering dogs than suffering humans? In fact, according to new research from the University of California at Davis, 16 percent of puppies “frequently&rdquo...
Scientists worry brain-wasting ‘zombie deer’ disease could spread to humans
 Deer across North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the animal’s nervous system. » RELATED: Killer herpes from Florida monkeys could pass to humans, scientists warn And scientists are concerned that the infection could make its way to humans.  Chronic wasting disease — or ...

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Deer across North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the animal’s nervous system. » RELATED: Killer herpes from Florida monkeys could pass to humans, scientists warn And scientists are concerned that the infection could make its way to humans.  Chronic wasting disease — or ...
What is CHIP? 7 things to know about the Children’s Health Insurance Program
 Amid efforts to unsuccessfully repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in the fall, lawmakers let the Children’s Health Insurance Program (or CHIP) expire on Sept. 30. » RELATED: Consumed by Obamacare repeal, Congress lets several beloved health programs expire To avoid a government shutdown Friday, congressional...

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Amid efforts to unsuccessfully repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in the fall, lawmakers let the Children’s Health Insurance Program (or CHIP) expire on Sept. 30. » RELATED: Consumed by Obamacare repeal, Congress lets several beloved health programs expire To avoid a government shutdown Friday, congressional...
Here are the cities Atlanta has to beat for Amazon’s second headquarters 
 Amazon on Thursday unveiled the top 20 finalists for its much-anticipated second headquarters. Major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Los Angeles and Dallas made the cut, along with smaller cities such as Columbus, Ohio, and the Maryland suburb of Montgomery County. » RELATED: Atlanta named to Amazon’s shortlist...

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Amazon on Thursday unveiled the top 20 finalists for its much-anticipated second headquarters. Major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Los Angeles and Dallas made the cut, along with smaller cities such as Columbus, Ohio, and the Maryland suburb of Montgomery County. » RELATED: Atlanta named to Amazon’s shortlist...
Georgia sheriff: I don’t care if you’re from Wisconsin or need beer, stay home 
 The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is back at it again with the jokes (and insults) as Georgia wakes up to a messy wintry mix Wednesday, prompting schools, businesses and nearly three-fourths of the state’s roadways to close. » RELATED: LIVE UPDATES: Snow, icy roads lead to crashes, cancellations, delays State...

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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is back at it again with the jokes (and insults) as Georgia wakes up to a messy wintry mix Wednesday, prompting schools, businesses and nearly three-fourths of the state’s roadways to close. » RELATED: LIVE UPDATES: Snow, icy roads lead to crashes, cancellations, delays State...
Atlanta snow: Stores, restaurants use #OpenInATL, #ATLOpen to let folks know they’re open
 Atlantans woke up to a wintry mix Wednesday morning, prompting multiple schools and businesses to close. The Georgia Department of Transportation noted there were nearly 200 crashes reported by midday and urged drivers to stay off the roads. » RELATED: LIVE UPDATES: Snow, icy roads lead to crashes, cancellations...

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Atlantans woke up to a wintry mix Wednesday morning, prompting multiple schools and businesses to close. The Georgia Department of Transportation noted there were nearly 200 crashes reported by midday and urged drivers to stay off the roads. » RELATED: LIVE UPDATES: Snow, icy roads lead to crashes, cancellations...