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.
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Older adults who were physically abused as children were significantly more likely to develop chronic pain and chronic physical illness in later life according to a newly-released study by University of Toronto researchers.
A new study found that women residing in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the United States have moderately lower chances for conception without fertility treatment.
A new study reports that in children and adolescents without glucocorticoid deficiency, circulating cortisol levels were higher during acute illnesses.
Dog-assisted interventions can lead to significantly lower stress in children both with and without special needs, according to a new study using salivary cortisol levels published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kerstin Meints of University of Lincoln, UK, and colleagues.
Researchers investigated whether the gut-brain axis could influence pain thresholds.
Babies born to mothers who suffered COVID-19 disease during pregnancy seem to exhibit differences in neurodevelopmental outcomes at 6 weeks, according to a preliminary analysis presented in the 30th European Congress of Psychiatry.
A critical goal in genetics and evolution is predicting the effects of mutations that may happen in the future and inferring the effects of those that happened in the past.
Women instructed to embrace their romantic partner prior to undergoing a stressful experience had a lower biological stress response-;as indicated by levels of the stress hormone cortisol in saliva-;compared to women who did not embrace their partner.
The acute psychosocial stress states stimulate the secretion of an antibody type protein which is decisive in the first immune defence against infection, but only after puberty. However, children with a history of maltreatment present a similar response to that of adolescents, which suggests there is an early maturation of the immune system in these cases.
Researchers reviewed the mechanisms of muscle tissue injury, aggravating conditions, and associated sequelae in long COVID‐19.
Obese mice that were fed a high-fat diet and that received prednisone one time per week had improved exercise endurance, got stronger, increased their lean body mass and lost weight, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.
The stress hormone cortisol reduces altruistic behavior and alters activity in brain regions linked to social decision making -; but only in people who are better at imagining others' mental states, according to new research published in JNeurosci.
Inhaled cortical steroids (ICS) can help patients manage asthma symptoms, and recent updates to asthma treatment guidelines have expanded recommended, low-dose treatment.
Researchers reported the association of a single nucleotide polymorphism rs9984273 in the interferon-alpha/beta receptor gene with outcomes of acute respiratory distress syndrome and COVID-19.
Shift work is linked to poorer working memory and slower mental processing speed, finds a pooled data analysis of the available evidence, published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
A new study reports finds very low aldosterone levels in a subset of COVID-19 patients.
A recent study assessed the impact of social isolation and loneliness during coronavirus disease 2019 lockdown.
The human body responds to stress, from the everyday to the extreme, by producing a hormone called cortisol.
As researchers continue to seek effective treatment options for menopause symptoms as alternatives to proven pharmacologic solutions, a number of innovative therapies have been shown to improve symptoms.