Fiza Pirani

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

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What is Parkinson’s disease? 7 things to know
 The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. "My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago," the longtime civil rights activist wrote in a statement. "After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested...

Posted: 10 hours ago

The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. "My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago," the longtime civil rights activist wrote in a statement. "After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested...
These 9 healthy-sounding foods have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut
 American Heart Association experts recommend men shouldn’t eat more than 36 grams of added sugar a day and women should limit their sugar consumption to 25 grams. So a single Krispy Kreme doughnut, which has 10 grams of sugar, takes up a good bulk of your recommended daily intake. But  healthy-sounding snack replacements like yogurt...

Posted: 12 hours ago

American Heart Association experts recommend men shouldn’t eat more than 36 grams of added sugar a day and women should limit their sugar consumption to 25 grams. So a single Krispy Kreme doughnut, which has 10 grams of sugar, takes up a good bulk of your recommended daily intake. But healthy-sounding snack replacements like yogurt...
Can police legally obtain your DNA from 23andMe, Ancestry? 
 The DNA you send in the mail through genetics kits and ancestry programs like 23andMe and Ancestry can be used by police in a criminal investigation, but it doesn’t happen very often. More than 1.2 million customers have sent their saliva to 23andMe to learn about their own genetics, though not everyone is aware that police...

Posted: 12 hours ago

The DNA you send in the mail through genetics kits and ancestry programs like 23andMe and Ancestry can be used by police in a criminal investigation, but it doesn’t happen very often. More than 1.2 million customers have sent their saliva to 23andMe to learn about their own genetics, though not everyone is aware that police...
Black Friday 2017: Kohl’s Black Friday deals on Xbox One S, Instant Pot and more start Monday
 Earlier this month, Kohl’s revealed its ultimate 66-page 2017 Black Friday ad with wild deals starting Monday, Nov. 20. On Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, Nov. 23 —the retailer’s doorbuster sales will begin online at 12:01 a.m. CST. Stores open at 5 p.m. (an hour earlier than last year) and will remain open...

Posted: 13 hours ago

Earlier this month, Kohl’s revealed its ultimate 66-page 2017 Black Friday ad with wild deals starting Monday, Nov. 20. On Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, Nov. 23 —the retailer’s doorbuster sales will begin online at 12:01 a.m. CST. Stores open at 5 p.m. (an hour earlier than last year) and will remain open...
The world’s most Instagrammed place for winter is a historic, snow-capped wonderland
 Snow? Check. Breathtaking mountain views? Check. Historical city charm and Instagram-worthy photo ops? Check and check.  Bern, Switzerland is the most Instagrammed city in the world for the winter season— and it truly has it all. That’s according to analysts at Focus Clinic, a popular laser eye surgery clinic in...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Snow? Check. Breathtaking mountain views? Check. Historical city charm and Instagram-worthy photo ops? Check and check.  Bern, Switzerland is the most Instagrammed city in the world for the winter season— and it truly has it all. That’s according to analysts at Focus Clinic, a popular laser eye surgery clinic in...
Breathtaking NASA time-lapse shows how much Earth has changed over 20 years
 This fall marks 20 years since NASA satellites have continuously observed life on Earth. To commemorate the monumental discoveries over the years, NASA is sharing stories and videos about how much views from up above have taught us about life on our home planet and the search for life elsewhere. A new time-lapse animation (below) captures...

Posted: 15 hours ago

This fall marks 20 years since NASA satellites have continuously observed life on Earth. To commemorate the monumental discoveries over the years, NASA is sharing stories and videos about how much views from up above have taught us about life on our home planet and the search for life elsewhere. A new time-lapse animation (below) captures...
Thanksgiving 2017: The best and worst times for Atlanta traffic this Thanksgiving
 Whether you’re scrambling to make last minute Thanksgiving plans or you booked your holiday flights months ago, don’t let gruesome Atlanta traffic and flight delays at the busy Atlanta airport ruin your festivities. To ensure you make smart travel plans this Thanksgiving and Black Friday, we reached out to popular navigation app ...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Whether you’re scrambling to make last minute Thanksgiving plans or you booked your holiday flights months ago, don’t let gruesome Atlanta traffic and flight delays at the busy Atlanta airport ruin your festivities. To ensure you make smart travel plans this Thanksgiving and Black Friday, we reached out to popular navigation app ...
Roy Moore’s accusers, his reactions and the different ways Moore can be kept out of the Senate
 Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct or impropriety by eight women, some of whom accused Moore of pursuing them as teens when he was in his 30s. Moore has since outwardly denied any allegations and said the charges are politically motivated. Alabama’s special election runoff, in which Moore...

Posted: a day ago

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct or impropriety by eight women, some of whom accused Moore of pursuing them as teens when he was in his 30s. Moore has since outwardly denied any allegations and said the charges are politically motivated. Alabama’s special election runoff, in which Moore...
Black Friday 2017: 10 stores offering the biggest Black Friday discounts this year
 Are you ready for the biggest shopping day of the year? This Black Friday on Nov. 24, retailers are bringing out some major doorbuster deals. Personal finance site WalletHub surveyed nearly 10,000 deals from the 35 biggest U.S. retailers’ Black Friday ad scans to identify stores offering the deepest cuts in a variety of product categories...

Posted: a day ago

Are you ready for the biggest shopping day of the year? This Black Friday on Nov. 24, retailers are bringing out some major doorbuster deals. Personal finance site WalletHub surveyed nearly 10,000 deals from the 35 biggest U.S. retailers’ Black Friday ad scans to identify stores offering the deepest cuts in a variety of product categories...
Black Friday 2017: The worst times for Atlanta traffic this Black Friday
 Now that your bellies are stuffed with delicious Thanksgiving turkey and warm apple pie, it’s time to get serious about Black Friday. Whether you’re on a mission to catch those killer doorbuster deals or just need to hit the road Friday, don’t let traffic delays get in your way. We reached out to popular navigation...

Posted: a day ago

Now that your bellies are stuffed with delicious Thanksgiving turkey and warm apple pie, it’s time to get serious about Black Friday. Whether you’re on a mission to catch those killer doorbuster deals or just need to hit the road Friday, don’t let traffic delays get in your way. We reached out to popular navigation...
7 things to know about the first FDA-approved ‘digital pill’ — How it works, side effects
 The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked. Here are seven things to know about the new digital pill, according to the FDA press release: The FDA-approved pill, Abilify MyCite, consists of aripiprazole tablets, but with a sensor. Aripiprazole is used to treat multiple mental...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked. Here are seven things to know about the new digital pill, according to the FDA press release: The FDA-approved pill, Abilify MyCite, consists of aripiprazole tablets, but with a sensor. Aripiprazole is used to treat multiple mental...