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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.
Negative emotions can inspire cancer patients, study shows

Negative emotions can inspire cancer patients, study shows

Differing hormone profiles shape human social hierarchies, say psychology researchers

Differing hormone profiles shape human social hierarchies, say psychology researchers

Scientists reveal Connshing syndrome as new cause of hypertension

Scientists reveal Connshing syndrome as new cause of hypertension

Study explores how to predict and prevent psychiatric morbidity in survivors of ARDS

Study explores how to predict and prevent psychiatric morbidity in survivors of ARDS

Stress affects more than 70% of Americans, study finds

Stress affects more than 70% of Americans, study finds

High concentrations of stress hormone affect DNA processes and mental health

High concentrations of stress hormone affect DNA processes and mental health

Study sheds new light on poor sleep conditions during Antarctic summer

Study sheds new light on poor sleep conditions during Antarctic summer

Anxiety more strongly linked to alcohol-related problems than stress

Anxiety more strongly linked to alcohol-related problems than stress

Research points to critical role of stress hormone in emergence of PTSD among soldiers

Research points to critical role of stress hormone in emergence of PTSD among soldiers

Research project explores link between mood and overeating in healthy, bulimic individuals

Research project explores link between mood and overeating in healthy, bulimic individuals

Study may open door to developing cure for headache during flight

Study may open door to developing cure for headache during flight

Immune system defect makes Addison’s patients prone to respiratory infections

Immune system defect makes Addison’s patients prone to respiratory infections

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