ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Meditation May Boost Short-Term Visual Memory
Indian Spice May Thwart Liver Damage
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
ANIMAL CARE
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sea Worm Inspires Novel Bone Glue
Stem Cells Might Treat Tough Fractures
CANCER
Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients
Adding Garlic Might Cut Cancer Risk
Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk
CAREGIVING
Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents
Caring for Aging Loved Ones Can Be a Catch-22
Tiniest Babies Carry Biggest Costs
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Bye, Bye Back Fat?
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
COSMETIC
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
An Oral Approach to Heart Disease
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble
DIABETES
'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
DIET, NUTRITION
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive
Eat Light - Live Longer
Fruits, Vegetables, Teas May Cut Smokers' Cancer Risk
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Gene Mutation May Cause Some Cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sunken, Unexploded Bombs Pose Cancer Risk
Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children
EYE CARE, VISION
Brain Adapts to Age-Related Eye Disease
Unconscious Learning: In the Eye of the Beholder?
Drinking Green Tea May Protect Eyes
FITNESS
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery
Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
Avoiding a Holiday Season of Discontent
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
GENERAL HEALTH
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level
How Weight Loss Can Help the Heart
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart
A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat
Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim
MEN'S HEALTH
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows
MENTAL HEALTH
Have a Goal in Life? You Might Live Longer
Shop 'Til You Drop: You May Feel Better
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
SENIORS
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
High-Impact Activity May Be Good for Old Bones
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
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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