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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.
Feeling low in social status linked to worse health outcomes for new mothers

Feeling low in social status linked to worse health outcomes for new mothers

Study finds blunted cortisol profiles in women who experienced childhood sexual abuse

Study finds blunted cortisol profiles in women who experienced childhood sexual abuse

SUSU researchers identify biological indicators of long-lasting PTSD

SUSU researchers identify biological indicators of long-lasting PTSD

Woman's race/ethnicity and menopause status may partially determine the severity of GI symptoms

Woman's race/ethnicity and menopause status may partially determine the severity of GI symptoms

Mothers' caregiving may erase negative effects of stress during pregnancy on infants

Mothers' caregiving may erase negative effects of stress during pregnancy on infants

Women more likely than men to feel stigmatized about abdominal fat, regardless of BMI

Women more likely than men to feel stigmatized about abdominal fat, regardless of BMI

How cellular clocks regulate cardiac physiology

How cellular clocks regulate cardiac physiology

Research finds variability in PTSD symptoms over the course of menstrual cycle

Research finds variability in PTSD symptoms over the course of menstrual cycle

Research reveals troubling implications for female teenagers with obesity and chronic pain

Research reveals troubling implications for female teenagers with obesity and chronic pain

Scientists identify gene responsible for food-dependent form of Cushing's Syndrome

Scientists identify gene responsible for food-dependent form of Cushing's Syndrome

Study sheds light on the beneficial effects of peanut consumption in young and healthy people

Study sheds light on the beneficial effects of peanut consumption in young and healthy people

Psychological therapy alleviates adverse biobehavioral effects in young adult testicular cancer survivors

Psychological therapy alleviates adverse biobehavioral effects in young adult testicular cancer survivors

Childhood maltreatment causes neurobiological alterations in early stages of life

Childhood maltreatment causes neurobiological alterations in early stages of life

Reframing the understanding of stress can make a big difference to students' wellbeing, success

Reframing the understanding of stress can make a big difference to students' wellbeing, success

High levels of stress hormones associated with hypertension and cardiovascular events

High levels of stress hormones associated with hypertension and cardiovascular events

Increase in social stress may be connected to global population decline

Increase in social stress may be connected to global population decline

Researchers use hair cortisol test to detect the impact of COVID-19 on stress levels in families

Researchers use hair cortisol test to detect the impact of COVID-19 on stress levels in families

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect athletic performance in the short term?

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect athletic performance in the short term?

Cognitive function of older adults could be improved through multidomain lifestyle interventions

Cognitive function of older adults could be improved through multidomain lifestyle interventions

Exposure to woodland benefits adolescents’ cognition and mental health

Exposure to woodland benefits adolescents’ cognition and mental health