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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.
Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes

Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes

Lab-grown, testosterone-producing cells could help treat hypogonadism

Lab-grown, testosterone-producing cells could help treat hypogonadism

Severe vomiting in early pregnancy linked to increased autism risk

Severe vomiting in early pregnancy linked to increased autism risk

Potency and dosage of statins linked to diagnosis of osteoporosis

Potency and dosage of statins linked to diagnosis of osteoporosis

AGS patients more likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction, shows study

AGS patients more likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction, shows study

UMass Lowell expert aims to improve sleep of night-shift workers

UMass Lowell expert aims to improve sleep of night-shift workers

Resilience exerts a protective role against negative effects of stress during pregnancy

Resilience exerts a protective role against negative effects of stress during pregnancy

Overweight adolescents actually eat less when exposed to stressful events

Overweight adolescents actually eat less when exposed to stressful events

Animal-assisted interventions help reduce patient stress in aeromedical staging facilities

Animal-assisted interventions help reduce patient stress in aeromedical staging facilities

Genetic variant increases risk of addiction in the presence of childhood stress

Genetic variant increases risk of addiction in the presence of childhood stress

Winter babies at 'higher risk of mental health disorders'

Winter babies at 'higher risk of mental health disorders'

Johns Hopkins researchers link 'stressors' in middle age to memory decline in older women

Johns Hopkins researchers link 'stressors' in middle age to memory decline in older women

Autonomic nervous system of babies functions well regardless of mode of delivery, study finds

Autonomic nervous system of babies functions well regardless of mode of delivery, study finds

Resveratrol shows promise for anxiety and depression

Resveratrol shows promise for anxiety and depression

Stress may cause vocal disorders

Stress may cause vocal disorders

A lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression in teens

A lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression in teens

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

Dogs and cats relieve academic stress and lift students' mood, according to a new study

Dogs and cats relieve academic stress and lift students' mood, according to a new study

Extremely strenuous exercise can overload the heart without increasing cardiac risk

Extremely strenuous exercise can overload the heart without increasing cardiac risk

Study: Stress experienced by premature infants can carry on throughout their adult life

Study: Stress experienced by premature infants can carry on throughout their adult life