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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.
New case report reveals negative clinical impact of using biotin supplement

New case report reveals negative clinical impact of using biotin supplement

Brain stimulation shows promise in treating obesity by reducing food cravings

Brain stimulation shows promise in treating obesity by reducing food cravings

Smoke from fires may pose threat to orangutans, finds study

Smoke from fires may pose threat to orangutans, finds study

Art therapy helps veterans cope with trauma and everyday life, study finds

Art therapy helps veterans cope with trauma and everyday life, study finds

Brain activity, reactivity associated with depression and negative feelings in diabetics

Brain activity, reactivity associated with depression and negative feelings in diabetics

Placental hormone level rises during pregnancy and reaches peak as fetuses approach full term

Placental hormone level rises during pregnancy and reaches peak as fetuses approach full term

Women's perceptions of male attractiveness do not vary with hormone levels, shows study

Women's perceptions of male attractiveness do not vary with hormone levels, shows study

New study finds increase in stress hormones during summer

New study finds increase in stress hormones during summer

Facebook detox for reduced stress and increased happiness

Facebook detox for reduced stress and increased happiness

Hormone imbalance may be reason for higher diabetes rates among men with insufficient sleep

Hormone imbalance may be reason for higher diabetes rates among men with insufficient sleep

Genetic variant discovery could improve safety, effectiveness of drugs for asthma and COPD

Genetic variant discovery could improve safety, effectiveness of drugs for asthma and COPD

New findings yield insights into factors that contribute to aggressive endometrial tumors

New findings yield insights into factors that contribute to aggressive endometrial tumors

Humanitarian program decreases stress hormone levels in adolescents affected by war

Humanitarian program decreases stress hormone levels in adolescents affected by war

Study finds common contraceptive shot may increase HIV risk

Study finds common contraceptive shot may increase HIV risk

Partner's scent can help reduce stress levels, research finds

Partner's scent can help reduce stress levels, research finds

Popular contraceptive shot may raise risk of HIV infection

Popular contraceptive shot may raise risk of HIV infection

Study investigates link between cortisol levels of ICU patients’ family members and anxiety

Study investigates link between cortisol levels of ICU patients’ family members and anxiety

Researchers find high levels of stress hormone cortisol in pregnant women with PTSD

Researchers find high levels of stress hormone cortisol in pregnant women with PTSD

Scientists find link between physical contact and gut bacteria in red-bellied lemurs

Scientists find link between physical contact and gut bacteria in red-bellied lemurs

Newborn babies exhibit a heightened response to pain when under stress

Newborn babies exhibit a heightened response to pain when under stress