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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.
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

Stress can cause memory loss and brain shrinkage finds study

Stress can cause memory loss and brain shrinkage finds study

Family acceptance of LGBT individual's sexuality linked to lower stress

Family acceptance of LGBT individual's sexuality linked to lower stress

Skin-to-skin contact may promote attachment between parents and preterm infants

Skin-to-skin contact may promote attachment between parents and preterm infants

Study: Synthetic models can produce stress response similar to that of live tissue during simulation training

Study: Synthetic models can produce stress response similar to that of live tissue during simulation training

Breastfeeding changes gene activity that regulates infant's response to stress

Breastfeeding changes gene activity that regulates infant's response to stress

Columbia University announces winners of 2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Columbia University announces winners of 2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Top three immune boosting recommendations to ward off freshers’ flu

Top three immune boosting recommendations to ward off freshers’ flu

Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants

Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants