Najja Parker

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

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Hard liquor makes you feel differently than wine, study says
 Did you know beer, wine and liquor can all set off different emotions? That’s what scientists from the United Kingdom discovered after recently conducting a study, published in British Medical Journal, to examine the emotions associated with drinking different types of alcohol. To do so, they looked at data from the Global...

Posted: a day ago

Did you know beer, wine and liquor can all set off different emotions? That’s what scientists from the United Kingdom discovered after recently conducting a study, published in British Medical Journal, to examine the emotions associated with drinking different types of alcohol. To do so, they looked at data from the Global...
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 University recently conducted a small experiment, published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, to explore whether saliva can be used to...

Posted: 2 days ago

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 University recently conducted a small experiment, published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, to explore whether saliva can be used to...
Self-inflicted injuries on the rise among middle school girls, study says
 Adolescence can be difficult. But it seems to be especially challenging for middle school girls, with them visiting the emergency room for self-inflicted injuries more than any other group, according to a new report. Researchers from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention...

Posted: 2 days ago

Adolescence can be difficult. But it seems to be especially challenging for middle school girls, with them visiting the emergency room for self-inflicted injuries more than any other group, according to a new report. Researchers from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention...
Your Android device is sending your location data to Google even if the service is disabled
 If you want to keep your location private, just disable the service, right? Wrong. Android devices are sending cell tower location data to Google even if a user has opted out, according to a new research. Quartz recently released the report, revealing that information is also being sent if a device has been reset to factory default settings...

Posted: 2 days ago

If you want to keep your location private, just disable the service, right? Wrong. Android devices are sending cell tower location data to Google even if a user has opted out, according to a new research. Quartz recently released the report, revealing that information is also being sent if a device has been reset to factory default settings...
Babies understand what words mean before they can even talk, study says
 If you believe babies only understand “goo goo” and “gah gah,” think again. Infants actually know what words mean before they begin talking, a new report says. Researchers from Duke University recently conducted a study, published in the Proceedings of the National Sciences, to explore how early infants...

Posted: 2 days ago

If you believe babies only understand “goo goo” and “gah gah,” think again. Infants actually know what words mean before they begin talking, a new report says. Researchers from Duke University recently conducted a study, published in the Proceedings of the National Sciences, to explore how early infants...
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...

Posted: 3 days ago

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 days 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: 3 days 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...
These are the best gift cards of the 2017 holiday season
 With the holiday season in full swing, many are relying on gift cards to make shopping a little simpler. But which ones are the best? WalletHub recently conducted some research to find out, and iTunes, Starbucks and Walmart were the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 picks, respectively. The personal finance site determined its results by comparing the...

Posted: 4 days ago

With the holiday season in full swing, many are relying on gift cards to make shopping a little simpler. But which ones are the best? WalletHub recently conducted some research to find out, and iTunes, Starbucks and Walmart were the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 picks, respectively. The personal finance site determined its results by comparing the...
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: 4 days 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: 4 days 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...