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What contagious diseases can be diagnosed by x-ray test on chest?

I'm going to work in a pasta manufacturing company/factory. Egyptian law states that I must not catch any contagious diseases to be able to work there. I was asked to do a chest x-ray test. The ...
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Difference in Size of male and female ribcage

For a male and female who are equal height and weight, are ethnically identical, and who represent the center average/ median of their respective genders, are their rib cages the same size? If not, ...
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What is the distal portion of the ribs?

Today I read an article about "rib subtotal removal" for plastic surgeries for "Waistline reduction". In the article, the author (Dr Barry) mentioned "Only the most outer or distal portion of the ribs ...
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At what age (or what size) is safe to implement the Heimlich maneuver on a child if they are choking?

At what age (or what size) is safe to implement the Heimlich maneuver on a child if they are choking? I'm worried if I were to see a child choking, and I applied the Heimlich maneuver, that I might ...
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Sudden and sharp chest pains [closed]

Since three or four years ago, I started feeling sudden chest pains around once or twice a month. These pains can be relieved when I stretch my ribs left and right that can remove the pain. Am I ...
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Why do broken ribs not lead to more complications?

With a broken rib there is no practical way to immobilize the broken bone while it heals (I mean you could brace it and use a heart-lung machine while it heals but that isn't done). This means that it ...