ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Safe Toys for Dogs
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
Resistance Training Boosts Mobility in Knee Arthritis Patients
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
CANCER
Green Tea Compound Slowed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Minorities Distrust Medical System More
CAREGIVING
Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child
Hispanic Children More Likely to Have Hearing Loss
Newborn Screenings Now Required Across U.S.
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
COSMETIC
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
Gummy Bears Join Cavity Fight
DIABETES
Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
DIET, NUTRITION
Trans Fat Labeling Gets Tricky
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Main Ingredients in Household Dust Come From Outdoors
Household Chemicals May Affect Cholesterol Levels
Greenhouse Gases Hazardous to Your Health
EYE CARE, VISION
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries
Time Teaches Brain to Recognize Objects
Vision Test for Young Children Called Unreliable
FITNESS
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
FDA Mandates New Warnings for Botox
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Can You Talk Your Way to Happy?
Sun, Smoke, Extra Weight Add Years to Skin
Internet Program Helps Problem Drinkers
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Protect Your Kids From Swine Flu While at Camp
Should Your Child Be Seeing a Chiropractor?
MEN'S HEALTH
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
17 Ways to Create the Perfect Workday
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
Music Soothes Anxiety as Well as Massage Does
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
SENIORS
Seniors Who Volunteer May Live Longer
High-Impact Activity May Be Good for Old Bones
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
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Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivors who smoke are at increased risk for a second cancer, a new study shows.

Researchers followed women who were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and underwent breast-conserving therapy, which consists of a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy.

Fifteen years after treatment, the overall risk of developing a new, second cancer was 25 percent in the 796 smokers and 19 percent in nonsmokers. The risk of developing cancer in the breast that hadn't been treated for cancer was 13 percent for smokers and 8 percent in nonsmokers.

"These new data are significant in that they show women can exercise some control over a known risk factor for developing a new second cancer," senior investigator Dr. Bruce G. Haffty, associate director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, said in a news release.

The study was to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Radium Society, May 1 to 5 in Cancun, Mexico.

SOURCES: Cancer Institute of New Jersey, news release, May 2, 2010 Published on: May 03, 2010