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Cortisol is a hormone made by the adrenal cortex (the outer layer of the adrenal gland). It helps the body use glucose (a sugar), protein, and fats. Cortisol made in the laboratory is called hydrocortisone. It is used to treat many conditions, including inflammation, allergies, and some cancers. Cortisol is a type of glucocorticoid hormone.
Exclusion from virtual group has negative impact on real-life social behaviour, research shows

Exclusion from virtual group has negative impact on real-life social behaviour, research shows

Researchers pinpoint new neural mechanism that regulates chronic stress response

Researchers pinpoint new neural mechanism that regulates chronic stress response

Married individuals have lower levels of stress hormone than unmarried, divorced people

Married individuals have lower levels of stress hormone than unmarried, divorced people

Gene that helps form trauma-related memories can be manipulated to prevent PTSD, study finds

Gene that helps form trauma-related memories can be manipulated to prevent PTSD, study finds

New study sheds light on how prenatal BPA exposure increases obesity risk

New study sheds light on how prenatal BPA exposure increases obesity risk

Study sheds light on role of Armc5 protein in foetal development and T-cell immune responses

Study sheds light on role of Armc5 protein in foetal development and T-cell immune responses

Researchers create first animal model of rare disease linked to problem of adrenal glands

Researchers create first animal model of rare disease linked to problem of adrenal glands

Israeli researchers examine potential damaging psychological effects of cyber-terror attacks

Israeli researchers examine potential damaging psychological effects of cyber-terror attacks

Clinical psychologist examines stress reactions among men and women from subjective, hormonal and neuronal standpoint

Clinical psychologist examines stress reactions among men and women from subjective, hormonal and neuronal standpoint

Highly stressful situations for police officers linked to dysregulation of cortisol pattern

Highly stressful situations for police officers linked to dysregulation of cortisol pattern

Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows

Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows

New Finnish study confirms harmful effects of maternal licorice consumption during pregnancy

New Finnish study confirms harmful effects of maternal licorice consumption during pregnancy

Study finds impaired secretion of stress hormone in healthy Indigenous young adults

Study finds impaired secretion of stress hormone in healthy Indigenous young adults

Scientists decode genetic profile of rare inherited disorder that can cause genital ambiguity

Scientists decode genetic profile of rare inherited disorder that can cause genital ambiguity

Body shaming may contribute to increased health risks

Body shaming may contribute to increased health risks

Positive spousal support could have negative physiological effects, study shows

Positive spousal support could have negative physiological effects, study shows

People with schizophrenia more likely to have diabetes than general population

People with schizophrenia more likely to have diabetes than general population

Stress hormone has major effect on perception and perceptual learning

Stress hormone has major effect on perception and perceptual learning

Strong emotional reactions can trigger adrenaline release that causes goose bumps

Strong emotional reactions can trigger adrenaline release that causes goose bumps

Scientists discover new class of host molecules to transport steroids in the body

Scientists discover new class of host molecules to transport steroids in the body