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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.
Stress can cause memory loss and brain shrinkage finds study

Stress can cause memory loss and brain shrinkage finds study

Family acceptance of LGBT individual's sexuality linked to lower stress

Family acceptance of LGBT individual's sexuality linked to lower stress

Skin-to-skin contact may promote attachment between parents and preterm infants

Skin-to-skin contact may promote attachment between parents and preterm infants

Study: Synthetic models can produce stress response similar to that of live tissue during simulation training

Study: Synthetic models can produce stress response similar to that of live tissue during simulation training

Breastfeeding changes gene activity that regulates infant's response to stress

Breastfeeding changes gene activity that regulates infant's response to stress

Columbia University announces winners of 2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Columbia University announces winners of 2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Top three immune boosting recommendations to ward off freshers’ flu

Top three immune boosting recommendations to ward off freshers’ flu

Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants

Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants

Endocrine Society announces winners of prestigious 2019 Laureate Awards

Endocrine Society announces winners of prestigious 2019 Laureate Awards

Study reveals how gene variant affects chronic pain outcomes after trauma

Study reveals how gene variant affects chronic pain outcomes after trauma

Depression in mothers may affect stress and physical well-being of children

Depression in mothers may affect stress and physical well-being of children

Maternal stress increases anxious and depressive-like behaviors in female offspring

Maternal stress increases anxious and depressive-like behaviors in female offspring

Scientists identify stress hormone as key factor in failure of immune system to inhibit leukemia

Scientists identify stress hormone as key factor in failure of immune system to inhibit leukemia

New study aims to analyze potential health benefits of forests on humans

New study aims to analyze potential health benefits of forests on humans

SUSU researchers reveal possibility of using human hair for early diagnostics of diseases

SUSU researchers reveal possibility of using human hair for early diagnostics of diseases

Scientists create wearable device that measures cortisol in sweat

Scientists create wearable device that measures cortisol in sweat

Ferring announces FDA approval of ZOMACTON for injection in four new pediatric indications

Ferring announces FDA approval of ZOMACTON for injection in four new pediatric indications

Study finds disrupted stress response in people with schizophrenia

Study finds disrupted stress response in people with schizophrenia

Study: Exposure to greenspace has wide-ranging health benefits

Study: Exposure to greenspace has wide-ranging health benefits