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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.
Childhood maltreatment causes neurobiological alterations in early stages of life

Childhood maltreatment causes neurobiological alterations in early stages of life

Reframing the understanding of stress can make a big difference to students' wellbeing, success

Reframing the understanding of stress can make a big difference to students' wellbeing, success

High levels of stress hormones associated with hypertension and cardiovascular events

High levels of stress hormones associated with hypertension and cardiovascular events

Increase in social stress may be connected to global population decline

Increase in social stress may be connected to global population decline

Researchers use hair cortisol test to detect the impact of COVID-19 on stress levels in families

Researchers use hair cortisol test to detect the impact of COVID-19 on stress levels in families

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect athletic performance in the short term?

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect athletic performance in the short term?

Cognitive function of older adults could be improved through multidomain lifestyle interventions

Cognitive function of older adults could be improved through multidomain lifestyle interventions

Exposure to woodland benefits adolescents’ cognition and mental health

Exposure to woodland benefits adolescents’ cognition and mental health

Reducing the impacts of stress on working cancer caregivers

Reducing the impacts of stress on working cancer caregivers

Exploring links between stress, choline deficiency, preterm births, and mental illness

Exploring links between stress, choline deficiency, preterm births, and mental illness

New microchip can measure stress hormones in real time from a drop of blood

New microchip can measure stress hormones in real time from a drop of blood

Communicating with female friends decreases stress hormone levels for women across the lifespan

Communicating with female friends decreases stress hormone levels for women across the lifespan

How does dexamethasone therapy work in severe COVID-19?

How does dexamethasone therapy work in severe COVID-19?

Antagonism of glucocorticoid receptors promotes apoptosis in solid tumor cells

Antagonism of glucocorticoid receptors promotes apoptosis in solid tumor cells

Study examines the role of spirituality in health, well-being of breast cancer survivors

Study examines the role of spirituality in health, well-being of breast cancer survivors

Little-known illnesses turning up in Covid long-haulers

Little-known illnesses turning up in Covid long-haulers

Emotional support animals can provide quantifiable benefits to people with serious mental illness

Emotional support animals can provide quantifiable benefits to people with serious mental illness

New biomarker of glucocorticoid action could help clinicians to tailor treatments

New biomarker of glucocorticoid action could help clinicians to tailor treatments

Mother's stress levels during conception could be a determinant of fetal sex

Mother's stress levels during conception could be a determinant of fetal sex

Study uncovers mechanism to help explain how maternal stress causes idiopathic preterm birth

Study uncovers mechanism to help explain how maternal stress causes idiopathic preterm birth