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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.
Jealousy study in pair-bonded monkeys offers insight into human emotions and behavior

Jealousy study in pair-bonded monkeys offers insight into human emotions and behavior

Scientists unravel mechanism that links gut bacteria to hypertension

Scientists unravel mechanism that links gut bacteria to hypertension

Psychology research: Stress reduces our ability to predict new dangers

Psychology research: Stress reduces our ability to predict new dangers

Research deepens understanding of interconnection between nervous and immune system

Research deepens understanding of interconnection between nervous and immune system

Wearable technology launched by egg health allows first person patient insight

Wearable technology launched by egg health allows first person patient insight

Genetics of circadian rhythms found to have effect on migraine

Genetics of circadian rhythms found to have effect on migraine

Scientists propose new theory that ADHD may be linked to lack of regular circadian sleep

Scientists propose new theory that ADHD may be linked to lack of regular circadian sleep

Study shows metabolic, cardiovascular consequences of untreated sleep apnea

Study shows metabolic, cardiovascular consequences of untreated sleep apnea

Study finds that yoga and meditation practices enhance resilience, wellbeing

Study finds that yoga and meditation practices enhance resilience, wellbeing

Cortisol mediates communication between gut bacteria and brain metabolites, study suggests

Cortisol mediates communication between gut bacteria and brain metabolites, study suggests

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