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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.
Optimists don't always fare better than pessimists in their immunologic response to stress

Optimists don't always fare better than pessimists in their immunologic response to stress

Obesity epidemic connected to the unhealthy surge in type 2 diabetes cases, cardiovascular disease and other associated disorders

Obesity epidemic connected to the unhealthy surge in type 2 diabetes cases, cardiovascular disease and other associated disorders

Chronic stress can be harmful - to your health and also to your brain

Chronic stress can be harmful - to your health and also to your brain

Babies show effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma

Babies show effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma

College freshies show weaker immune responses

College freshies show weaker immune responses

Loneliness and social network appear to make independent contributions to immunity

Loneliness and social network appear to make independent contributions to immunity

Have a laugh a day, it will do you good !

Have a laugh a day, it will do you good !

Alcohol consumption by women who are breast feeding reduces their milk supply

Alcohol consumption by women who are breast feeding reduces their milk supply

Over-eating at an early age may stay well into adulthood

Over-eating at an early age may stay well into adulthood

Older mothers more affectionate to their infants

Older mothers more affectionate to their infants

$3 million to research whether stress-management techniques can improve immune system responses in women with breast cancer

$3 million to research whether stress-management techniques can improve immune system responses in women with breast cancer

Stress hormones lower threshold for aggression and aggression raises stress hormones

Stress hormones lower threshold for aggression and aggression raises stress hormones

Sight of a friendly face can reduce stress in sheep

Sight of a friendly face can reduce stress in sheep

Wounds on hamsters without companionship don't heal as fast as those on hamsters with companionship

Wounds on hamsters without companionship don't heal as fast as those on hamsters with companionship

Higher levels of certain hormones may be associated with stress

Higher levels of certain hormones may be associated with stress

Having a good time can strengthen different centres in the brain and help it grow healthy brain cells

Having a good time can strengthen different centres in the brain and help it grow healthy brain cells

Stress may increase risk for the most common type of uterine cancer

Stress may increase risk for the most common type of uterine cancer

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