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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.
Exercising at night improves glucose control in overweight adults

Exercising at night improves glucose control in overweight adults

Study reveals bidirectional link between depression and memory decline in older adults

Study reveals bidirectional link between depression and memory decline in older adults

Crinecerfont: A promising compound for reducing corticosteroid dependence in CAH patients

Crinecerfont: A promising compound for reducing corticosteroid dependence in CAH patients

Aircraft noise exposure linked to higher obesity risk in women

Aircraft noise exposure linked to higher obesity risk in women

Headband meditation may offer pain relief and improved function after Cushing's surgery

Headband meditation may offer pain relief and improved function after Cushing's surgery

Does poor sleep hit obese teens harder?

Does poor sleep hit obese teens harder?

Does discrimination cause harm to the body?

Does discrimination cause harm to the body?

Discrimination linked to accelerated biological aging

Discrimination linked to accelerated biological aging

Relaxation interventions can be offered to lactating parents who would like to improve milk supply and increase well-being

Relaxation interventions can be offered to lactating parents who would like to improve milk supply and increase well-being

Researchers identify key molecular alterations from endurance exercise that could combat chronic diseases

Researchers identify key molecular alterations from endurance exercise that could combat chronic diseases

Early life stress may underlie a pathophysiological exacerbation of postpartum depression

Early life stress may underlie a pathophysiological exacerbation of postpartum depression

Study unlocks how cortisone activates the body’s natural “brakes” on inflammation

Study unlocks how cortisone activates the body’s natural “brakes” on inflammation

New sleep-enhancing nutraceutical blend falls short in clinical trial

New sleep-enhancing nutraceutical blend falls short in clinical trial

The healing power of touch: Study finds moderate health benefits across ages

The healing power of touch: Study finds moderate health benefits across ages

Gut-friendly psychobiotics could brighten moods and fight depression

Gut-friendly psychobiotics could brighten moods and fight depression

New insights into adrenal gland tumor formation

New insights into adrenal gland tumor formation

Having a ruff day? Study says spending time with dogs can help

Having a ruff day? Study says spending time with dogs can help

Assistance dogs may detect PTSD flashbacks via breath

Assistance dogs may detect PTSD flashbacks via breath

Short-term, self-regulating therapies may help alleviate long COVID symptoms

Short-term, self-regulating therapies may help alleviate long COVID symptoms

Understanding long COVID: A call for better diagnosis and treatment

Understanding long COVID: A call for better diagnosis and treatment

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