ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Know Your Asthma Triggers
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
High Birth Weight Doubles Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
More Faces Being Spared in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
CANCER
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Adding Garlic Might Cut Cancer Risk
CAREGIVING
MRSA Infections Spreading to Kids in Community
Mom's Smoking May Lead to SIDS
Study Casts Doubt on Influential Hospital Safety Survey
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure
COSMETIC
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
DENTAL, ORAL
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll
DIABETES
Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
DIET, NUTRITION
Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss
Eating Lots Of Vegetables, Olive Oil May Extend Life
To Feel Better, Low-Fat Diet May Be Best
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Meat-Eating Dinosaurs Used Legs and Arms Like Birds
Seasons Arriving 2 Days Earlier, Study Says
Gene Explains How High-Fructose Diets Lead to Insulin Resistance
EYE CARE, VISION
Eye Problems, Hearing Loss May Be Linked
Statin Drugs Cause Eye Disorders
Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun
FITNESS
Bursts of Vigorous Activity Appear to Be a 'Stress-Buffer'
Fall Cleanup Is a Prime Time for Accidents
Moderate Aerobic Exercise Lowers Diabetics' Liver Fat
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
GENERAL HEALTH
For Women, Moderate Midlife Drinking Linked to Healthier Old Age
Treat symptoms (result of disease) or diagnose systems (cause of disease)?
Retail Clinics Attracting Those Without Regular Doctors
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts
Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers
Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Winter's Bitter Cold Poses Health Dangers
Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage
Teen Internet Addicts More Likely to Self-Harm: Study
MEN'S HEALTH
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion
Using the Mind to Heal the Heart
Breast-Fed Baby May Mean Better Behaved Child
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
SENIORS
Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
As You Age, Better Health Means Better Sex
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
Simple Carbs Pose Heart Risk for Women
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
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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