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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.
The Future of CBD research, marketing, and regulation

The Future of CBD research, marketing, and regulation

Childhood physical abuse victims more likely to experience poor physical and mental health

Childhood physical abuse victims more likely to experience poor physical and mental health

Compromised reproductive health associated with socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood environments

Compromised reproductive health associated with socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood environments

Acute illness increases cortisol levels in children and adolescents

Acute illness increases cortisol levels in children and adolescents

Dog-assisted interventions can lead to lower stress in children

Dog-assisted interventions can lead to lower stress in children

Study suggests the gut microbiota may be one of the factors determining the physiological inter-sex differences in pain perception

Study suggests the gut microbiota may be one of the factors determining the physiological inter-sex differences in pain perception

Infants exposed to COVID-19 in the womb exhibit differences in neurodevelopmental outcomes

Infants exposed to COVID-19 in the womb exhibit differences in neurodevelopmental outcomes

Epistatic drift leads to unpredictability in protein evolution

Epistatic drift leads to unpredictability in protein evolution

Brief embrace with a romantic partner may subsequently reduce stress-induced cortisol response

Brief embrace with a romantic partner may subsequently reduce stress-induced cortisol response

Children exposed to maltreatment present a response-to-stress pattern like that of adolescents

Children exposed to maltreatment present a response-to-stress pattern like that of adolescents

The involvement of the skeletal muscles in long COVID-19

The involvement of the skeletal muscles in long COVID-19

Study shows the benefits of once-weekly prednisone in obese mice

Study shows the benefits of once-weekly prednisone in obese mice

Stress hormone cortisol decreases altruistic behavior in people with high mentalizing ability

Stress hormone cortisol decreases altruistic behavior in people with high mentalizing ability

Metabolomic profiling reveals adrenal suppression due to inhaled corticosteroid treatment for asthma

Metabolomic profiling reveals adrenal suppression due to inhaled corticosteroid treatment for asthma

Study suggests single nucleotide polymorphism in interferon receptor impacts COVID-19 outcomes

Study suggests single nucleotide polymorphism in interferon receptor impacts COVID-19 outcomes

Study links shift work with poorer working memory and slower mental processing speed

Study links shift work with poorer working memory and slower mental processing speed

Aldosterone levels undetectably low in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Aldosterone levels undetectably low in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Researchers explore the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on loneliness and cortisol levels

Researchers explore the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on loneliness and cortisol levels

UCLA researchers develop a smartwatch that assesses cortisol levels found in sweat

UCLA researchers develop a smartwatch that assesses cortisol levels found in sweat

Music therapy can be an attractive option to manage menopause symptoms and depressed mood

Music therapy can be an attractive option to manage menopause symptoms and depressed mood