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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 hormone is a crucial component of diabetes management, shows study

Stress hormone is a crucial component of diabetes management, shows study

Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Dog-walking intervention may reduce PTSD symptoms in military veterans

Dog-walking intervention may reduce PTSD symptoms in military veterans

Mother's prenatal psychological distress is linked to infant gut microbes

Mother's prenatal psychological distress is linked to infant gut microbes

Hormone systems can be adapted after social niche transition in adulthood

Hormone systems can be adapted after social niche transition in adulthood

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

MIT researchers devise new way to remotely control hormone release

MIT researchers devise new way to remotely control hormone release

Interaction with therapy dogs may help reduce stress in emergency physicians

Interaction with therapy dogs may help reduce stress in emergency physicians

How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus

How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus

Mother-infant touch and contact promote baby's neurophysiological development

Mother-infant touch and contact promote baby's neurophysiological development

Female veterans with PTSD more likely to suffer from ischemic heart disease

Female veterans with PTSD more likely to suffer from ischemic heart disease

Researchers uncover possible pitfalls of common hormone analysis in animal hair

Researchers uncover possible pitfalls of common hormone analysis in animal hair

Maternal psychological distress during pregnancy influences child's gut immunity

Maternal psychological distress during pregnancy influences child's gut immunity

Novel wireless sweat sensor can accurately detect stress levels

Novel wireless sweat sensor can accurately detect stress levels

Researchers say ‘yes’ to a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Researchers say ‘yes’ to a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Coping with adult nightmares

Coping with adult nightmares

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Living in greener neighborhoods may delay onset of menopause

Living in greener neighborhoods may delay onset of menopause