Chemical Increases Sensitivity in Men, Hospital Reputation Measures, and When Good News is Bad News

Top-ranked hospitals not always the best. Reputation is “minimally associated” with objective quality measures.

When is good news about declining maternal death rates worldwide not welcome news? When it hurts fundraising.

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  1. Linda Gorman says:

    Reputation may be minimally associated with “objective quality measures” because the “objective quality measures” are poor measures of patient care. They may be unrelated to actual patient outcomes or inapplicable to patients with multiple cormorbidities. The article doesn’t bother to explore these possibilities.

  2. Devon Herrick says:

    I liked the quote from the British newspaper, The Daily Mail. The cuddle chemical “… can make a man ‘feel’ like a women.” That’s not exactly a selling point that most men would appreciate.

  3. Virginia says:

    I agree with Devon. My husband would not appreciate taking a chemical that “makes him feel like a woman.” Furthermore, I would resent him faking it with a chemical. No thanks. I’ll take my affection the old fashion way.

  4. Larry C. says:

    I think the idea here would be to slip the cuddle chemical into your partner’s after dinner drink, if you are in the mood.

    No one is likely to take a pill so that he will feel more cuddly. The practical value here is in tricking you partner into becoming cuddly.

  5. Devon Herrick says:

    Women often complain about men’s annoying, masculine behaviors. Yet, we know that, as a rule, women are generally not attracted to men who exhibit non-masculine (e.g. feminine) behaviors.

  6. Virginia says:

    Slipping a man a cuddle pill sounds like the chemical equivalent of fraud. If a woman has to drug a man to get affection, she’s got bigger problems than not having enough cuddle time.

    As to what Devon said: I dated one guy in college that liked to “talk about his feelings.” That relationship lasted all of 2 weeks. For as much as women complain about men not being more affectionate, it’s much worse when it’s the woman who wants the man to just shut up.