ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes
Acupuncture May Trigger Natural Painkiller
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Safe Toys for Dogs
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
Studies Struggle to Gauge Glucosamine's Worth
Winter Is Tough on Feet
Many Americans Fall Short on Their Vitamin D
CANCER
Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk
Vitamin D May Improve Melanoma Survival
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
CAREGIVING
3 Steps Might Help Stop MRSA's Spread
Newborn Screenings Now Required Across U.S.
MRSA Infections Spreading to Kids in Community
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
COSMETIC
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus
Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
DIABETES
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
Findings Challenge Tight Glucose Control for Critically Ill Patients
DIET, NUTRITION
Western Diet Linked To Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
Functional Foods Uncovered
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Seasons Arriving 2 Days Earlier, Study Says
Hairspray Exposure Ups Risk for Birth Defect in Sons
Global Warming Linked to Heightened Kidney Stone Risk
EYE CARE, VISION
Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated
Diabetic Hispanics Missing Out on Eye Exams
Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study
FITNESS
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Maximize Your Run
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Multivitamins Might Prolong Life
Want Sun Protection? Wear Red or Blue
After Job Loss, People Report More Health Issues
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Cocoa in Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Keep Safety in Mind While Your Kids Are Cooling Off in the Water
Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
MEN'S HEALTH
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Countdown to Hair Loss
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
MENTAL HEALTH
Keeping Mentally Active Seems To Keep The Brain Active
How to Attack Holiday Stress Head-On
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
SENIORS
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Health Tip: Be More Comfortable During Childbirth
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
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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