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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.
Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms

Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms

Yo-yo dieting may have a lasting negative impact on immune function

Yo-yo dieting may have a lasting negative impact on immune function

Once-daily treatment with Alvesco (ciclesonide) in asthma patients has no effect on normal adrenal function

Once-daily treatment with Alvesco (ciclesonide) in asthma patients has no effect on normal adrenal function

Study into the duress of space travel as part of a Mars expedition to be staged in the Australian desert later this year

Study into the duress of space travel as part of a Mars expedition to be staged in the Australian desert later this year

Estrogen therapy may help bone density, muscle mass, sexual function, memory, and psychological wellbeing in postmenopausal women

Estrogen therapy may help bone density, muscle mass, sexual function, memory, and psychological wellbeing in postmenopausal women

Pregnancy massage may reduce the risk of premature births

Pregnancy massage may reduce the risk of premature births

Results of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research in people who received human growth hormone from cadavers

Results of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research in people who received human growth hormone from cadavers

Hormone associated with obesity also plays a key role in male fertility

Hormone associated with obesity also plays a key role in male fertility

Launch of The Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park by Matt Ridley

Launch of The Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park by Matt Ridley