Lifehacker - Use Ketchup to Shine Copper, Fight Skunk Odor, and More - Food Hacks: "# Shine your copper: The article claims that you can 'massage ketchup over the copper and watch it dissolve the tarnish away (thanks to the acid).' If you're dealing with an especially stubborn spot, try adding in a pinch of table salt.
# Get healthier hair: There are other foods that can do this—avocados, for one—but you can also use ketchup. Rub it in you hair, then let it linger for about 20 minutes before washing.
# Soothe wounds: Freeze ketchup packets—or for that matter soy or other packets—and place them over your finger and other small wounds. It's basically like a miniature version of those reusable, freezer-friendly ice packs."
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Falls Among Elderly Often Caused by Inner-Ear Imbalance - TIME: "Most likely, things start going awry simply due to advancing age, Agrawal says. Smoking, hypertension and diabetes are also associated with higher rates of inner-ear balance problems. Fortunately, the condition is easily diagnosable in the doctor's office: patients are asked to stand on a firm padded surface and close their eyes. Without the ability to use touch and vision to stay balanced, patients who suffer from an inner-ear problem promptly fall down. The addition of that simple test to annual physicals, Agrawal says, 'would likely save millions of dollars and lives.'"
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