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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.
Animal-assisted interventions help reduce patient stress in aeromedical staging facilities

Animal-assisted interventions help reduce patient stress in aeromedical staging facilities

Genetic variant increases risk of addiction in the presence of childhood stress

Genetic variant increases risk of addiction in the presence of childhood stress

Winter babies at 'higher risk of mental health disorders'

Winter babies at 'higher risk of mental health disorders'

Johns Hopkins researchers link 'stressors' in middle age to memory decline in older women

Johns Hopkins researchers link 'stressors' in middle age to memory decline in older women

Autonomic nervous system of babies functions well regardless of mode of delivery, study finds

Autonomic nervous system of babies functions well regardless of mode of delivery, study finds

Resveratrol shows promise for anxiety and depression

Resveratrol shows promise for anxiety and depression

Stress may cause vocal disorders

Stress may cause vocal disorders

A lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression in teens

A lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression in teens

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

Dogs and cats relieve academic stress and lift students' mood, according to a new study

Dogs and cats relieve academic stress and lift students' mood, according to a new study

Extremely strenuous exercise can overload the heart without increasing cardiac risk

Extremely strenuous exercise can overload the heart without increasing cardiac risk

Study: Stress experienced by premature infants can carry on throughout their adult life

Study: Stress experienced by premature infants can carry on throughout their adult life

Doctors urged to prescribe woodland walks for mental health problems

Doctors urged to prescribe woodland walks for mental health problems

Posture impacts taste perception, finds study

Posture impacts taste perception, finds study

Stress-induced changes in heart rate may impair auditory perception

Stress-induced changes in heart rate may impair auditory perception

Scientists discover biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders

Scientists discover biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders

Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction

Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction

Cannabidiol reduces cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with history of heroin abuse

Cannabidiol reduces cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with history of heroin abuse

Dogs can help improve mood of patients waiting for emergency hospital care

Dogs can help improve mood of patients waiting for emergency hospital care

Prenatal stress may be involved in shaping psychiatric resilience later in life

Prenatal stress may be involved in shaping psychiatric resilience later in life