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Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver slowly deteriorates and malfunctions due to chronic injury. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue, partially blocking the flow of blood through the liver. Scarring also impairs the liver’s ability to control infections, remove bacteria and toxins from the blood, process nutrients, hormones and drugs, make proteins that regulate blood clotting and produce bile to help absorb fats—including cholesterol—and fat-soluble vitamins.
FDA approves new drug for common form of liver cancer

FDA approves new drug for common form of liver cancer

Researchers take important step toward using transplanted fetal cells to treat liver failure

Researchers take important step toward using transplanted fetal cells to treat liver failure

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Researchers identify unique bleeding syndrome linked to cirrhosis and portal hypertension

Researchers identify unique bleeding syndrome linked to cirrhosis and portal hypertension

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

FDA grants approval for two drugs to treat hepatitis C virus in children

FDA grants approval for two drugs to treat hepatitis C virus in children

IBD patients with longer duration of disease have higher risk of developing NAFLD

IBD patients with longer duration of disease have higher risk of developing NAFLD

Magnetic resonance technology can improve fatty liver diagnosis

Magnetic resonance technology can improve fatty liver diagnosis

Low and high birth weights linked to severity of liver disease in children

Low and high birth weights linked to severity of liver disease in children

Australia has potential to eradicate hepatitis C in 10–15 years, says expert

Australia has potential to eradicate hepatitis C in 10–15 years, says expert

Study shows how early-life BPA exposure leads to NAFLD in adulthood

Study shows how early-life BPA exposure leads to NAFLD in adulthood

Researchers aim to examine therapeutic effect of iPS-ML producing interferon-β on liver cancer

Researchers aim to examine therapeutic effect of iPS-ML producing interferon-β on liver cancer

Loss of partner to suicide may increase risk for mental and physical disorders

Loss of partner to suicide may increase risk for mental and physical disorders

Study underscores need to increase awareness for HCV testing among baby boomers

Study underscores need to increase awareness for HCV testing among baby boomers

Dietary fructose consumption may increase risk for NASH in children and adolescents

Dietary fructose consumption may increase risk for NASH in children and adolescents

New analysis reveals low incidence of liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis

New analysis reveals low incidence of liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis

Scientists shed new light on how common painkiller causes liver damage

Scientists shed new light on how common painkiller causes liver damage