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Living with chronic diseases and invisible disabilities

03.12.2019

Visible at first glance – this is by no means the case for all diseases and disabilities. This makes it all the more important to give people in the public eye a face who are usually ignored. How various organizations and social networks contribute to this, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month December: Living with chronic diseases and invisible disabilities.
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How Social Media connects people with invisible disabilities and a chronic illness

03.12.2019

Visibility and sharing – these are just two reasons why people living with chronic illnesses and those with invisible disabilities engage on social networks. Using words, pictures, and hashtags, they talk about their lives, raise awareness and make their illness and symptoms tangible for others.
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Rare, chronic, invisible: putting a face on disabilities and illnesses

03.12.2019

Sooner or later might come a time when disabilities affect us personally. The probability of experiencing some form of physical impairment in our lives is actually quite high. Even stars, athletes or politicians are not immune to it. It helps "normal" mere mortals if they share their illness with a popular celebrity.
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Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to ease people's pain

20.11.2019

Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a small study has found.
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