Najja Parker

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

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Here's what is open and closed on Presidents Day in metro Atlanta
 Monday, Feb. 19, will be Presidents Day, Washington’s Birthday or just another day, depending on where you live and work.  For the federal government, it is Washington’s Birthday, and all federal offices are closed. For banks, schools and many businesses, it is Presidents Day and a day off work.  For most private...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Monday, Feb. 19, will be Presidents Day, Washington’s Birthday or just another day, depending on where you live and work.  For the federal government, it is Washington’s Birthday, and all federal offices are closed. For banks, schools and many businesses, it is Presidents Day and a day off work.  For most private...
You may be able to better avoid heart attacks with this common snack, study says
 What’s your go-to snack? If it’s yogurt, you may be in luck because it may help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new report.  » RELATED: You can avoid strokes and heart attacks with these two household fruits, study says Researchers from Boston University and Harvard University, recently...

Posted: a day ago

What’s your go-to snack? If it’s yogurt, you may be in luck because it may help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new report.  » RELATED: You can avoid strokes and heart attacks with these two household fruits, study says Researchers from Boston University and Harvard University, recently...
Study: Common household chore just as damaging as smoking 20 cigarettes a day
 Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, to determine how cleaners may contribute...

Posted: 2 days ago

Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, to determine how cleaners may contribute...
Chemicals in nonstick pans could be causing weight gain, study says
 Nonstick pans were created to make cooking a little easier. However, they may be causing more harm than good, because they have been linked to weight gain, according to a new report.  Researchers from Harvard University recently conducted a study, published in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine, to determine how using the cookware...

Posted: 3 days ago

Nonstick pans were created to make cooking a little easier. However, they may be causing more harm than good, because they have been linked to weight gain, according to a new report.  Researchers from Harvard University recently conducted a study, published in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine, to determine how using the cookware...
Ultra-processed foods like chicken nuggets could cause cancer, researchers say
 It’s no secret that ultra-processed foods, such as chicken nuggets and meatballs, have been connected to health issues like high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, researchers are adding cancer to the list, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  European researchers from universities and health...

Posted: 2 days ago

It’s no secret that ultra-processed foods, such as chicken nuggets and meatballs, have been connected to health issues like high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, researchers are adding cancer to the list, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  European researchers from universities and health...
Study: This common household chore is as damaging as smoking 20 cigarettes a day
 Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, to determine how cleaners may contribute to...

Posted: 2 days ago

Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, to determine how cleaners may contribute to...
‘Frustrations validate changes’: Snapchat CEO excited about redesign despite backlash
 Earlier this month, Snapchat rolled out an update full of new designs and features. While many users weren’t too thrilled about the changes, the company seems to be happy about them.  » RELATED: ‘Change it back’: Snapchat users not happy about latest update Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel recently responded...

Posted: 3 days ago

Earlier this month, Snapchat rolled out an update full of new designs and features. While many users weren’t too thrilled about the changes, the company seems to be happy about them.  » RELATED: ‘Change it back’: Snapchat users not happy about latest update Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel recently responded...
This Georgia city is one of the top travel destinations in the US
 In need of a vacation? You don’t have to stray too far from home, because Savannah has been named  one of the top 25 travel destinations in America, according to TripAdvisor.  To determine the results for its 2017 travelers' choice awards, researchers gathered and analyzed millions of reviews from hotels, restaurants...

Posted: 3 days ago

In need of a vacation? You don’t have to stray too far from home, because Savannah has been named one of the top 25 travel destinations in America, according to TripAdvisor.  To determine the results for its 2017 travelers' choice awards, researchers gathered and analyzed millions of reviews from hotels, restaurants...
Ultra-processed foods like chicken nuggets could increase cancer risk, study says
 It’s no secret that ultra-processed foods, such as chicken nuggets and meatballs, have been connected to health issues like high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, researchers are adding cancer to the list, according to a new report.  European researchers from universities and health institutions recently conducted a study...

Posted: 3 days ago

It’s no secret that ultra-processed foods, such as chicken nuggets and meatballs, have been connected to health issues like high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, researchers are adding cancer to the list, according to a new report.  European researchers from universities and health institutions recently conducted a study...
McDonald’s removes cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu as a part of new health plan
 Do your kids love Chicken McNuggets and the crispy fries that come with them? Those foods could become more nutritious, because McDonald’s has pledged to make balanced kids meals.  The company announced the news Thursday in a press release, revealing that 50 percent of the Happy Meals on menus across the globe will have no...

Posted: 3 days ago

Do your kids love Chicken McNuggets and the crispy fries that come with them? Those foods could become more nutritious, because McDonald’s has pledged to make balanced kids meals.  The company announced the news Thursday in a press release, revealing that 50 percent of the Happy Meals on menus across the globe will have no...
Transgender woman first to breastfeed, report says
 A transgender woman has become the first to breastfeed a baby, according to a new report.  Researchers from the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery recently conducted an experiment, published in Transgender Health, to determine how to cause lactation in a transgender woman.  To do so, they worked with a...

Posted: 4 days ago

A transgender woman has become the first to breastfeed a baby, according to a new report.  Researchers from the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery recently conducted an experiment, published in Transgender Health, to determine how to cause lactation in a transgender woman.  To do so, they worked with a...