News tagged with cortisol
Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences ...
Immunology Apr 02, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (12) | 5 |
Skydivers show the same level of physical stress before every jump whether a first-timer or experienced jumper, say Northumbria researchers.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—It's hard to quibble with the speed and convenience of connecting through texts and instant messages, but scientists say that today's ubiquitous online social communication may not confer the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
When we're faced with things that seem threatening, whether it's a hairy spider or an angry mob, our goal is usually to get as far away as we can. Now, new research suggests that our visual perception may actually be biased ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Children of low socioeconomic status work harder to filter out irrelevant environmental information than those from a high-income background because of learned differences in what they pay attention to, according to new research ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Men and women who are expectant parents have different stress reactions to relationship conflict, according to researchers at Penn State, who studied couples expecting their first child. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—It's good to be the boss. How good? New research suggests that leaders suffer from less stress than people in less powerful positions.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Just as women are advised to get plenty of folic acid around the time of conception and throughout early pregnancy, new research suggests another very similar nutrient may one day deserve a spot on the obstetrician's ...
Genetics Sep 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Symptoms of depression are linked to shorter survival times among cancer patients, according to a new study.
Cancer Aug 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
If you're sick from stress, a new research report appearing in the August 2012 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that what your mother ateor didn't eatmay be part of the cause. The report shows that choline intake ...
Genetics Jul 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Caregivers of stroke survivors are at risk for developing depression and complications from chronic stress, according to a study published by researchers at the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new investigational drug significantly reduced urinary cortisol levels and improved symptoms of Cushing's disease in the largest clinical study of this endocrine disorder ever conducted. Results of the clinical trial conducted ...
Medical research Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Stress has numerous detrimental effects on the human body. Many of these effects are acutely felt by the sufferer, but many more go 'unseen', one of which is shortening of telomere length.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
"Stand by me" is a common refrain when it comes to friendship but new research from Concordia University proves that the concept goes beyond pop music: keeping friends close has real physiological and psychological benefits.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 26, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone or glucocorticoid produced by the adrenal cortex, that is part of the adrenal gland (in the zona fasciculata and the zona reticularis of the adrenal cortex). It is usually referred to as the "stress hormone" as it is involved in response to stress and anxiety, controlled by CRH. It increases blood pressure and blood sugar, and reduces immune responses. Various synthetic forms of cortisol are used to treat a variety of different illnesses. The most well-known of these are a natural metabolic intermediary of cortisol named hydrocortisone. When first introduced as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, hydrocortisone was referred to as Compound E.
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