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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.
Pork products associated with carrying hepatitis E virus in Britain

Pork products associated with carrying hepatitis E virus in Britain

Altered secretion behavior of fatty liver can lead to damage of other organs

Altered secretion behavior of fatty liver can lead to damage of other organs

Experimental drug protects mice from obesity-related liver disease

Experimental drug protects mice from obesity-related liver disease

FDA approves new treatment for all HCV genotypes 1-6

FDA approves new treatment for all HCV genotypes 1-6

FDA approves new combo drug Mavyret for adults with Hepatitis C infection

FDA approves new combo drug Mavyret for adults with Hepatitis C infection

U.S. FDA approves updated labeling for pan-genotypic single tablet regimen for HCV/HIV co-infected patients

U.S. FDA approves updated labeling for pan-genotypic single tablet regimen for HCV/HIV co-infected patients

ECDC highlights need to scale-up efforts for eliminating viral hepatitis in Europe

ECDC highlights need to scale-up efforts for eliminating viral hepatitis in Europe

Men with hepatitis B more likely to develop severe liver disease despite lifestyle choices

Men with hepatitis B more likely to develop severe liver disease despite lifestyle choices

Princeton scientists test cell-culture system to aid study of HBV infections

Princeton scientists test cell-culture system to aid study of HBV infections

Joint research initiative aims to employ novel lifestyle intervention to treat NAFLD

Joint research initiative aims to employ novel lifestyle intervention to treat NAFLD

FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C

FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C

Computational analysis of open-access data points to new ways of using drugs

Computational analysis of open-access data points to new ways of using drugs

New study links hepatic inflammation to western diet

New study links hepatic inflammation to western diet

New LI-RADS can improve interpretation of CT and MR imaging

New LI-RADS can improve interpretation of CT and MR imaging

Singapore researchers discover new mechanism in the liver's response to blocked bile ducts

Singapore researchers discover new mechanism in the liver's response to blocked bile ducts

New study uncovers low rates of palliative care referral in patients with end-stage liver disease

New study uncovers low rates of palliative care referral in patients with end-stage liver disease

Drinking few cups of coffee or tea may protect against liver fibrosis, study finds

Drinking few cups of coffee or tea may protect against liver fibrosis, study finds

Patients who undergo Fontan surgery for congenital heart defect have liver fibrosis risk, study reveals

Patients who undergo Fontan surgery for congenital heart defect have liver fibrosis risk, study reveals

New drug offers hope to patients with hepatitis C

New drug offers hope to patients with hepatitis C

Researchers link intestinal fungi to increased risk of death in patients with alcoholic liver disease

Researchers link intestinal fungi to increased risk of death in patients with alcoholic liver disease