Health minister wants ban on smoking in cars to help protect children from second-hand smoke

Health minister wants ban on smoking in cars to help protect children from second-hand smokeConfined space means the fumes other passengers breathe in can be 11 times more concentratedAround 300,000 children in the UK visit the GP each year due to second-hand smoke By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED: 23:47 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 27 February 2013 Anna Soubry is the first frontbencher to suggest the proposal Smoking in cars should be banned to protect children from second-hand smoke, a health minister declared yesterday.

Homeopathy is "rubbish" and shouldn"t be available on the NHS, says chief medical officer

Homeopathy is 'rubbish' and shouldn't be available on the NHS, says Britain's top doctor NHS spends 4m a year on homeopathy treatmentsAlternative therapy involves treating 'like with like', using very diluted substancesDame Sally and the BMA say it is due to placebo effectDefenders say homeopathy has passed more clinical trials than it had failedHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Prince Charles have both endorsed treatment By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 17:30 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 24 January 2013 Homeopathy was condemned as ‘rubbish’ by Britain’s chief medical officer yesterday, who admitted she is ‘perpetually surprised’ it is available on the NHS.