News tagged with stress hormone cortisol

Wolves howl because they care

When a member of the wolf pack leaves the group, the howling by those left behind isn't a reflection of stress but of the quality of their relationships. So say researchers based on a study of nine wolves ...

dateAug 22, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Biological changes in suicidal patients

Depressed and suicidal individuals have low levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood and saliva. They also have substances in their spinal fluid that suggest there is increased inflammation in the brain. These ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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