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 ...

Aug 22, 2013
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Stress hormone cortisol to help overcome phobias

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers are showing the potential benefit of using the stress hormone Cortisol in addition to exposure therapy to hel ...

Mar 29, 2011 report
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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 ...

Nov 29, 2010
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