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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.
Researchers say ‘yes’ to a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Researchers say ‘yes’ to a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Coping with adult nightmares

Coping with adult nightmares

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Living in greener neighborhoods may delay onset of menopause

Living in greener neighborhoods may delay onset of menopause

High intensity interval training for 20 minutes provides greater neuroplasticity

High intensity interval training for 20 minutes provides greater neuroplasticity

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing

Scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing

Study finds stress does whiten hair

Study finds stress does whiten hair

Researcher wins $2.5 million grant to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children

Researcher wins $2.5 million grant to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children

Air pollution plus early life stress may lead to cognitive difficulties in children

Air pollution plus early life stress may lead to cognitive difficulties in children

Researchers examine psychological and physiological effects of AR medical simulation training

Researchers examine psychological and physiological effects of AR medical simulation training

New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health

New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health

Diet high in refined carbohydrates may trigger insomnia

Diet high in refined carbohydrates may trigger insomnia

Intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, study shows

Intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, study shows

UC study highlights benefits of art intervention for people with dementia

UC study highlights benefits of art intervention for people with dementia

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth

Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth

Art gallery programs can improve wellbeing of people with dementia, study shows

Art gallery programs can improve wellbeing of people with dementia, study shows

Stress affects circadian rhythm, increases metabolic disease risk

Stress affects circadian rhythm, increases metabolic disease risk

Medical steroid use could push up diabetes risk

Medical steroid use could push up diabetes risk