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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.
Band-Aid sized device produces sweat even when patient is relaxed and cool

Band-Aid sized device produces sweat even when patient is relaxed and cool

New study shows how violent crime may affect academic performance of children

New study shows how violent crime may affect academic performance of children

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds

Researchers discover same kind of T-cell exhaustion in IBS-D patients

Researchers discover same kind of T-cell exhaustion in IBS-D patients

Australian scientists discover link between exhausted immune system and IBS

Australian scientists discover link between exhausted immune system and IBS

Study shows correlation between urinary stress hormones and coronary heart disease

Study shows correlation between urinary stress hormones and coronary heart disease

Single bout of exercise can have significant positive behavioral and cognitive effects

Single bout of exercise can have significant positive behavioral and cognitive effects

Low THC levels reduce stress, while higher doses produce opposite effect

Low THC levels reduce stress, while higher doses produce opposite effect

Meal-times help to regulate our body clock, study finds

Meal-times help to regulate our body clock, study finds

Long-term stress for the mother can influence growth of unborn child through amniotic fluid

Long-term stress for the mother can influence growth of unborn child through amniotic fluid

Physical stress to mother during pregnancy can influence growth of unborn child

Physical stress to mother during pregnancy can influence growth of unborn child

Penn psychologist shows how empathy can elicit both negative and positive health effects

Penn psychologist shows how empathy can elicit both negative and positive health effects

Retirement period may widen socio-economic inequalities in stress and health, study suggests

Retirement period may widen socio-economic inequalities in stress and health, study suggests

Supplementation with macular carotenoids improves psychological stress levels, study shows

Supplementation with macular carotenoids improves psychological stress levels, study shows

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