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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 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

Can meal times affect your risk of glucose intolerance?

Can meal times affect your risk of glucose intolerance?

Feeling low in social status linked to worse health outcomes for new mothers

Feeling low in social status linked to worse health outcomes for new mothers

Study finds blunted cortisol profiles in women who experienced childhood sexual abuse

Study finds blunted cortisol profiles in women who experienced childhood sexual abuse

SUSU researchers identify biological indicators of long-lasting PTSD

SUSU researchers identify biological indicators of long-lasting PTSD

Woman's race/ethnicity and menopause status may partially determine the severity of GI symptoms

Woman's race/ethnicity and menopause status may partially determine the severity of GI symptoms

Mothers' caregiving may erase negative effects of stress during pregnancy on infants

Mothers' caregiving may erase negative effects of stress during pregnancy on infants

Women more likely than men to feel stigmatized about abdominal fat, regardless of BMI

Women more likely than men to feel stigmatized about abdominal fat, regardless of BMI

How cellular clocks regulate cardiac physiology

How cellular clocks regulate cardiac physiology

Research finds variability in PTSD symptoms over the course of menstrual cycle

Research finds variability in PTSD symptoms over the course of menstrual cycle

Research reveals troubling implications for female teenagers with obesity and chronic pain

Research reveals troubling implications for female teenagers with obesity and chronic pain

Scientists identify gene responsible for food-dependent form of Cushing's Syndrome

Scientists identify gene responsible for food-dependent form of Cushing's Syndrome

Study sheds light on the beneficial effects of peanut consumption in young and healthy people

Study sheds light on the beneficial effects of peanut consumption in young and healthy people