Najja Parker

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

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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: 6 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: 6 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: 10 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...
CDC: 88% of adults skipping their fruits and veggies
 Are you eating enough fruits and veggies? The Centers for Disease Control doesn’t think so, according to its new report.  Just over 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendation, the study revealed. For fruits, it’s just 12 percent. Although it’s slight improvement from last year when it was...

Posted: 3 days ago

Are you eating enough fruits and veggies? The Centers for Disease Control doesn’t think so, according to its new report.  Just over 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendation, the study revealed. For fruits, it’s just 12 percent. Although it’s slight improvement from last year when it was...
Atlanta predicted as the top place Amazon could build headquarters
 The bidding war is in full-swing as hundreds of cities across the United States and beyond compete for Amazon’s second headquarters. In October, the e-commerce giant said the company received “238 proposals from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America.” Among the Georgia...

Posted: 3 days ago

The bidding war is in full-swing as hundreds of cities across the United States and beyond compete for Amazon’s second headquarters. In October, the e-commerce giant said the company received “238 proposals from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America.” Among the Georgia...
Black Friday 2017: Get these Macy’s deals on clothes, appliances and more now
 Black Friday has arrived early, because a pair of Macy’s ads have leaked.  The company released the deals Wednesday, revealing that in-store and online sales begin as early as Nov. 22 and run until Nov. 25. The department store is offering deals on a variety of items including clothes, jewelry, housewares and appliances. Some...

Posted: 3 days ago

Black Friday has arrived early, because a pair of Macy’s ads have leaked.  The company released the deals Wednesday, revealing that in-store and online sales begin as early as Nov. 22 and run until Nov. 25. The department store is offering deals on a variety of items including clothes, jewelry, housewares and appliances. Some...