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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.
Just 20-minute contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels, study finds

Just 20-minute contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels, study finds

Stress in childhood and adulthood impacts hormone patterns associated with negative health outcomes

Stress in childhood and adulthood impacts hormone patterns associated with negative health outcomes

Sleepovers reduce dogs' stress, ASU study shows

Sleepovers reduce dogs' stress, ASU study shows

Long term opioid medications impacts production of important hormones

Long term opioid medications impacts production of important hormones

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Increased stress hormones accelerate breast cancer metastasis

Increased stress hormones accelerate breast cancer metastasis

California looks to lead nation in unraveling childhood trauma

California looks to lead nation in unraveling childhood trauma

Study finds link between infant sleep duration and mother's level of education, prenatal depression

Study finds link between infant sleep duration and mother's level of education, prenatal depression

New technology measures hormones that influence reproductive health efficiently

New technology measures hormones that influence reproductive health efficiently

New study establishes how stress favors breast cancer growth and spread

New study establishes how stress favors breast cancer growth and spread

New study suggests vital exhaustion as risk factor for dementia

New study suggests vital exhaustion as risk factor for dementia

Study follows children into adolescence to more accurately assess type 1 diabetes risk

Study follows children into adolescence to more accurately assess type 1 diabetes risk

New bacterial species may help fight obesity and metabolic disorders

New bacterial species may help fight obesity and metabolic disorders

Adolescents who use cognitive reappraisal had better metabolic measures, shows study

Adolescents who use cognitive reappraisal had better metabolic measures, shows study

High-intensity interval exercise could help combat cognitive dysfunction in obese people

High-intensity interval exercise could help combat cognitive dysfunction in obese people

New immuno-assay can detect small molecules with 50-fold greater sensitivity

New immuno-assay can detect small molecules with 50-fold greater sensitivity

Mothers' stress levels at conception linked to child's response to life challenges at age 11

Mothers' stress levels at conception linked to child's response to life challenges at age 11

People with epilepsy who live in high-crime neighborhoods experience more seizures

People with epilepsy who live in high-crime neighborhoods experience more seizures

Children under stress could benefit from interaction with therapy dogs

Children under stress could benefit from interaction with therapy dogs

Study suggests possible vulnerability to evening stress

Study suggests possible vulnerability to evening stress