Americans Love Families. American Policies Don’t.

Politicians are united in their love for families. The very word — “families” — was among those said most often by Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton in campaign speeches. Democrats and Republicans have platforms for middle-class families, working families, military families. And candidates in need of character witnesses or podium backdrops routinely turn to […]

NHS use of ‘unsafe’ syringes to be examined

The government will examine claims the NHS was slow to take a “dangerous” automatic syringe out of service. It follows a whistleblower’s warning, reported in the Sunday Times, that the devices could have caused widespread deaths among elderly patients. The syringes, used to give powerful painkillers, were in use until 2015. Heath Secretary Jeremy Hunt […]

Child obesity plan: What do people think?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The proposals are part of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan The government is planning new rules to tackle childhood obesity by targeting supermarkets, junk food adverts and restaurant menus. The tighter restrictions have been broadly welcomed – although many people say they raise a number of issues. ‘Daily battle’ […]

Child obesity plan targets sweets at checkouts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The plan proposes bans on sweets and junk food promotions in the aisles and online Sweets and fatty snacks sold at checkouts and as part of supermarket deals will be banned under new government proposals to halve childhood obesity in England by 2030. Tighter restrictions on junk food ads […]

The Trump Appointee Who’s an Addiction Specialist

Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, the Trump administration’s director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, helped pioneer opioid addiction treatment with buprenorphine in clinical trials in the 1990s. She also helped create the training for doctors who want to prescribe it. What follows is a condensed interview with her. How much of your time […]

She Wanted You to See a Family, Not Just a Pregnant Man

The photographer Jackie Molloy followed Tanner and David for a year and a half, during which time she took some 20,000 pictures. The author, center, with David (left) and Tanner (holding Paetyn).CreditPhoto courtesy of Tyler, a family friend Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York […]