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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.
Widespread HCV testing and treatment strategy in U.S. prisons improves outcomes

Widespread HCV testing and treatment strategy in U.S. prisons improves outcomes

Walking and muscle-strengthening activities associated with reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death

Walking and muscle-strengthening activities associated with reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death

Study: People with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of deadly liver disease

Study: People with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of deadly liver disease

Researchers describe the impact of chronic hepatitis D on parts of the immune system

Researchers describe the impact of chronic hepatitis D on parts of the immune system

New findings could facilitate the development of hepatitis C mouse model

New findings could facilitate the development of hepatitis C mouse model

The homeless are dying in record numbers on the streets of L.A.

The homeless are dying in record numbers on the streets of L.A.

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Indicators of despair rising among Americans entering midlife

Indicators of despair rising among Americans entering midlife

Aldo-keto reductase family 1 member B10 enzyme found in advanced liver diseases

Aldo-keto reductase family 1 member B10 enzyme found in advanced liver diseases

Researchers discover pathway contributing to fatty liver disease

Researchers discover pathway contributing to fatty liver disease

Hepatitis C infections could be reduced by stepping up efforts to prevent transmission in people who inject drugs

Hepatitis C infections could be reduced by stepping up efforts to prevent transmission in people who inject drugs

TGen review associates a gene with hepatocellular carcinoma

TGen review associates a gene with hepatocellular carcinoma

Study offers new hope for patients with decompensated cirrhosis

Study offers new hope for patients with decompensated cirrhosis

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

European surveillance data shows slight decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases

European surveillance data shows slight decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

Researchers identify first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia

Researchers identify first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia

Discovery paves the way for simple blood test to detect early stages of NAFLD

Discovery paves the way for simple blood test to detect early stages of NAFLD