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The Hamilton Spectator: Home birth safe for low-risk pregnancies, research shows

July 18, 2016

A new guideline from the Association of Ontario Midwives recommends that planned home births should be considered for all expectant mothers facing low-risk pregnancies.The guideline is based on a review of four research studies covering 45,000 births in Ontario and B.C. which show that health outcomes are the same for low-risk birth, whether the birth took place at home assisted by a midwife or in a hospital. Read full article

Ottawa Citizen: Carleton prof solves mystery of Heartbreak Hotel

July 18, 2016

A Carleton University professor has solved the mystery behind the song that propelled Elvis Presley to stardom.Randy Boswell was at home watching an old episode from the TV show Bonanza three weeks ago when guest star Hoyt Axton piqued his interest. A serendipitous online search of the Joy to the World singer led Boswell to learn that Axton’s mother, Mae Boren Axton, one of Elvis’s songwriters back in the 1950s, famously co-wrote the hit Heartbreak Hotel. Read full article
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