Najja Parker

Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Spit test could diagnose concussion in kids, study says
 It can be difficult to tell how a long a concussion will last. However, a spit test may soon be able to diagnose and determine the duration, according to a new a report.  Researchers from Penn State College recently conducted a small experiment, published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, to explore whether saliva can be used to identify...

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It can be difficult to tell how a long a concussion will last. However, a spit test may soon be able to diagnose and determine the duration, according to a new a report.  Researchers from Penn State College recently conducted a small experiment, published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, to explore whether saliva can be used to identify...
This new video game is for black women tired of people touching their hair 
 Has anyone ever glided their fingers through your hair without permission? If you answered “yes,” you might be an aggravated, black woman. Now others will be able to take a quick walk in your shoes, because there’s a new video game that will mimic your frustrations to a tee.  It’s called “Hair...

Posted: 3 hours ago

Has anyone ever glided their fingers through your hair without permission? If you answered “yes,” you might be an aggravated, black woman. Now others will be able to take a quick walk in your shoes, because there’s a new video game that will mimic your frustrations to a tee.  It’s called “Hair...
Theaters across metro Atlanta deck the halls for the holidays
 From timeless classics to fresh newcomers, Atlanta theater has a ton of shows on tap this holiday season. Whether you’re excited to see dancers twirl and glide across the stage or Ebenezer Scrooge transform from grouch to good-mannered, there’s something available for everyone. Take a look at the merry lineup for a sneak peek...

Posted: 16 hours ago

From timeless classics to fresh newcomers, Atlanta theater has a ton of shows on tap this holiday season. Whether you’re excited to see dancers twirl and glide across the stage or Ebenezer Scrooge transform from grouch to good-mannered, there’s something available for everyone. Take a look at the merry lineup for a sneak peek...
Cancer patients experience PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds
 Cancer doesn’t just take a toll on your body; it can affect your mental health, too. In fact, patients often experience post-traumatic stress disorder months after a diagnosis, according to a new report.  Researchers from Malaysia recently conducted an experiment, published in the American Cancer Society journal, to determine...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Cancer doesn’t just take a toll on your body; it can affect your mental health, too. In fact, patients often experience post-traumatic stress disorder months after a diagnosis, according to a new report.  Researchers from Malaysia recently conducted an experiment, published in the American Cancer Society journal, to determine...
Here’s why sleeping on your back during pregnancy can increase stillbirth risk
 Can pregnant women decrease the likelihood of suffering a stillbirth? Yes, avoid sleeping on your back, a new report suggests. Researchers from universities in the United Kingdom recently conducted an experiment to determine the link between sleeping positions and late-stage fetal death.  To do so, they recruited more than 1,000 women...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Can pregnant women decrease the likelihood of suffering a stillbirth? Yes, avoid sleeping on your back, a new report suggests. Researchers from universities in the United Kingdom recently conducted an experiment to determine the link between sleeping positions and late-stage fetal death.  To do so, they recruited more than 1,000 women...
Atlanta is the 6th worst city for retirement, report says
 Looking for a place to spend your golden years? Atlanta may not be a good fit, because it has been named one of the worst states to retire by BankRate.  To determine its results, the personal finance site used data from the U.S. Census, The Tax Foundation,  The Council for Community and Economic Research, Federal Bureau of Investigation...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Looking for a place to spend your golden years? Atlanta may not be a good fit, because it has been named one of the worst states to retire by BankRate.  To determine its results, the personal finance site used data from the U.S. Census, The Tax Foundation, The Council for Community and Economic Research, Federal Bureau of Investigation...
Sexual harassment at work can increase risk of eating disorders, drug use for women, study says
 Workplace sexual harassment can be detrimental. In fact, those who experience it are more likely to suffer from depression, eating disorders and drug use, according to a new report. Researchers from the American Psychological Association recently conducted a study, published in Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, to further...

Posted: 2 days ago

Workplace sexual harassment can be detrimental. In fact, those who experience it are more likely to suffer from depression, eating disorders and drug use, according to a new report. Researchers from the American Psychological Association recently conducted a study, published in Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, to further...
APA: Sexual harassment at work can increase risk of eating disorders, drug use for women
 Workplace sexual harassment can be detrimental. In fact, those who experience it are more likely to suffer from depression, eating disorders and drug use, according to a new report. Researchers from the American Psychological Association recently conducted a study, published in Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, to further explore...

Posted: 2 days ago

Workplace sexual harassment can be detrimental. In fact, those who experience it are more likely to suffer from depression, eating disorders and drug use, according to a new report. Researchers from the American Psychological Association recently conducted a study, published in Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, to further explore...
Eating too fast could be making you fat, study says 
 Do you often scarf down your food pretty quickly? Be careful, because doing so could cause some major health issues, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Japan recently conducted an experiment to determine if eating speed can be linked to obesity or metabolic syndrome, a cluster of heart disease, ...

Posted: 2 days ago

Do you often scarf down your food pretty quickly? Be careful, because doing so could cause some major health issues, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Japan recently conducted an experiment to determine if eating speed can be linked to obesity or metabolic syndrome, a cluster of heart disease, ...
One of the best new restaurants of 2017 is in Atlanta, according to Thrillist
 There are several restaurants that pop up in Atlanta every year, but what's the standout one of 2017? It's Food Terminal, according to Thrillist. The publication recently released the Prime 13, its round-up of the best new eateries in America. To do so, editors ate over 100 meals across the country to narrow it down, and the ATL spot...

Posted: 2 days ago

There are several restaurants that pop up in Atlanta every year, but what's the standout one of 2017? It's Food Terminal, according to Thrillist. The publication recently released the Prime 13, its round-up of the best new eateries in America. To do so, editors ate over 100 meals across the country to narrow it down, and the ATL spot...
Google honors Mexican singer Pedro Infante with doodle
 Have you peeped Google today? It’s all about Pedro Infante, a famed Mexican entertainer. The search engine site, which sometimes uses its homepage to honor prominent figures, is highlighting the artist to celebrate him on what would have been his 100th birthday. Born Pedro Infante Cruz, the entertainer was the third of 15 children...

Posted: 2 days ago

Have you peeped Google today? It’s all about Pedro Infante, a famed Mexican entertainer. The search engine site, which sometimes uses its homepage to honor prominent figures, is highlighting the artist to celebrate him on what would have been his 100th birthday. Born Pedro Infante Cruz, the entertainer was the third of 15 children...