Pukpuks thrash American Samoa and Solomon Islands at Oceania 7s

first_imgThe Pukpuks thrashed American Samoa 47-0 in their opening match and then followed this up with a 52-0 thumping of the Solomon Islands.The Pukpuks led 28-0 at halftime and piled on a further 19 more points in the second half against American Samoa.Tries went to Emmanuel Guise who bagged two, Henry Kalua, Tisa Kautu, Buttler Morris, Hensley Peter and Wesley Vali who all scored one try each.The Pukpuks will play their third match against Samoa today at 4:18pm (7:18pm PNG time).last_img

Menstrual-period-stopping pill approved

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “If you think you don’t want to go down this road, this is not for you,” Shames said. Wyeth plans to start Lybrel sales in July. The company hasn’t yet determined a price for the 28-pill packs. The pill contains a low dose of two hormones already widely used in birth-control pills, ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel. WASHINGTON – The first birth-control pill meant to put a stop indefinitely to menstrual periods won federal approval Tuesday. Lybrel is the first such pill to receive Food and Drug Administration approval for continuous use. Taken daily, the pill can halt women’s menstrual periods indefinitely and prevent pregnancies. Lybrel is the latest approved oral contraceptive to depart from a regimen of 21 days on and seven days off, standard since the 1960s. Manufactured by Wyeth of Madison, N.J., Lybrel is designed to put off periods altogether when taken without a break. The pill isn’t for everyone, an FDA official said. About half the women enrolled in studies of Lybrel dropped out, said Dr. Daniel Shames, a deputy director in the FDA’s drugs office. Many did so because of the irregular and unscheduled bleeding and spotting that can replace scheduled menstruation. last_img read more