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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.
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

Circadian rhythm plays a part in weight loss

Circadian rhythm plays a part in weight loss

Psychologists study how application of cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

Psychologists study how application of cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

Study: Some women are biologically more resilient than others to PTSD

Study: Some women are biologically more resilient than others to PTSD

Morning exercise may burn more calories

Morning exercise may burn more calories

Two proteins act in concert to maintain a healthy heart in mice, shows study

Two proteins act in concert to maintain a healthy heart in mice, shows study

Empathy and hormones could account for aggressive behavior in children, shows study

Empathy and hormones could account for aggressive behavior in children, shows study

GC-MS/MS of dried urine is a ‘good surrogate’ for serum testing of hormones

GC-MS/MS of dried urine is a ‘good surrogate’ for serum testing of hormones

Poverty can become embedded across wide swaths of the genome, study finds

Poverty can become embedded across wide swaths of the genome, study finds

Just 20-minute contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels, study finds

Just 20-minute contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels, study finds

Stress in childhood and adulthood impacts hormone patterns associated with negative health outcomes

Stress in childhood and adulthood impacts hormone patterns associated with negative health outcomes

Sleepovers reduce dogs' stress, ASU study shows

Sleepovers reduce dogs' stress, ASU study shows

Long term opioid medications impacts production of important hormones

Long term opioid medications impacts production of important hormones