7 October 1999

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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7 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

The anti-pimple pill discovered by researchers in L'Aquila triumphs at the Amsterdam dermatology Congress / La scoperta dei ricercatori dell'Aquila al Congresso europeo di Dermatologia Amsterdam, trionfa la pillola anti-brufoli
Isotretinoine, taken once or twice a day, can eliminate acne in four months. Target patient group is 50-60% teenagers. The main cause of acne is a sebum excess, consequent to hormones or stress, while, according to researchers, diet has little or no influence. Visible effects are aesthetic and psychological.

7 October 1999 - Il Centro

Vintage cars: the Mythical Cinquecento on show - AUTO D'EPOCA: Una passerella per le mitiche 500
The car rally «Città di Ortona» took place in the last few days along the roads connecting Ortona, Crecchio, Poggiofiorito, Arielli, Canosa Sannita, and Tollo. 43 motorists took part and received very peculiar prizes: the oldest, the most battered, the nicest etc.

7 October 1999 - Il Centro

A protected fishing oasis inaugurated off Alba Adriatica to repopulate sea fauna - access to big boats forbidden / Un'oasi protetta per la piccola pesca inaugurata ieri davanti alla costa di Alba Adriatica - Isolato uno specchio di mare di 400 ettari per il ripopolamento della fauna ittica - Impedito l'accesso alle grosse imbarcazioni
The important project, finally fulfilled after three years, is a blueprint for future similar oases along the Montesilvano - Francavilla and Fossacesia - Casalbordino coast. 400 hectares have been protected by sinking enclosures at 12-15 mt depth. Only small fishing boats will use the area and their opeartors will be responsible for the well-being of the marine animal populations.