Articles for author: Connie Queline

What are the risks of having a baby after 35? An expert explains the reality of advanced maternal age

What are the risks of having a baby after 35? An expert explains the reality of advanced maternal age

Geriatric pregnancy—now referred to more commonly and empathetically as advanced maternal age—is typically defined as pregnancy at age 35 or older. This category is meaningful because of the potential risks and complications that come with giving birth you you age. If you’re in this grouping, however, and are pregnant or planning to be, don’t assume ...

Connie Queline

Top 10 Killer Dolls: From M3Gan to Chucky and beyond!

Top 10 Killer Dolls: From M3Gan to Chucky and beyond!

There’s just something inherently creepy about dolls, and filmmakers have had a lot of fun over the decades crafting horror stories around that creepiness. Audiences clearly love to see it, otherwise there wouldn’t be so many creepy / killer doll movies out there. Just last year, M3GAN was such a hit that a sequel was ...

Connie Queline

Charities ready to get aid to Gaza by sea from Cyprus

Charities ready to get aid to Gaza by sea from Cyprus

LARNACA: A ship carrying dozens of tonnes of food for Gaza was getting ready to leave Cyprus on Sunday, launching a yet untested maritime route to get aid to the enclave, where the United Nations estimates a quarter of the population faces starvation.The Open Arms, a salvage vessel, will be towing a barge with 200 ...

Connie Queline

Dry weather hits southern Africa’s farmers, putting key maize supplies at risk

Dry weather hits southern Africa’s farmers, putting key maize supplies at risk

South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe have recently published reports indicating a potential decline in grain harvest because of intense El Niño-induced dryness. These developments could put the entire Southern Africa maize supply chain at risk, with Zambia and South Africa hard hit by heatwaves and dryness. The neighbouring small producers such as Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho ...

Connie Queline

Meet the Chilean beer getting its moment in the limelight over 20 years after losing a legal battle with LucasFilm—‘It’s creative, but it’s somebody else’s creativity’

Meet the Chilean beer getting its moment in the limelight over 20 years after losing a legal battle with LucasFilm—‘It’s creative, but it’s somebody else’s creativity’

In this galaxy—and only about 20 years ago—the marketing team behind Chilean beer Cerveza Cristal had a clever and bizarre idea. The brand edited advertisements for the beer directly into television broadcasts of the original Star Wars trilogy. Instead of watching an ad break, viewers could watch A New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back ...

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