Vincent T DeVita Jr

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Yale University Medical School

Location:

  • New Haven, CT

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, JuLY 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival has improved for adults with low-grade brain tumors, known as gliomas, a new study finds.

    Low-grade gliomas grow slowly but are deadly. Because they're uncommon, they are not well-studied, said the researchers from the University of Cal...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, JuLY 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival has improved for adults with low-grade brain tumors, known as gliomas, a new study finds.

    Low-grade gliomas grow slowly but are deadly. Because they're uncommon, they are not well-studied, said the researchers from the University of Cal...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome side effects, new research finds.

    Under-the-tongue, or sublingual, therapy is widely used in Europe as an alternative to allergy shots. In...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heeding warnings about increased cancer risks, a growing number of American adults are saying no to indoor tanning, a new government analysis suggests.

    The percentage of adults who frequented indoor tanning salons dropped from 5.5 percent in 20...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A wide majority of U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer are being treated for the disease even though "active surveillance" is an option, a new report finds.

    Active surveillance -- or watchful waiting -- is the careful monitoring of prostate c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma -- the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer.

    That's the finding from a study of more than 100,000 U.S. adul...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they've found DNA from head and neck cancer tumors in patients' blood and saliva samples, a development that potentially could lead to early diagnosis of these malignancies.

    Although not yet ready for real-world use, such test...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered a protein that pancreatic tumors consistently shed into the blood, making a potentially significant advance toward a blood test that could catch the deadly cancer early.

    Experts were cautiously optimistic about the f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Could impotence drugs like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra raise a man's odds for melanoma skin cancer?

    A new review of data involving over 20,000 men does find a slightly higher risk of the disease in men who took erectile dysfunction drugs versus th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fifty everyday chemicals considered safe on their own can trigger cancer through combined exposure, says an international team of scientists.

    The 174 scientists from 28 countries examined 85 chemicals believed to have no link with cancer. The inv...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary Disease:

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of long-term smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease, a new study finds.

    Fifty-five percent of those who pass lung function tests still have a respiratory impairment, researchers report.

    But, using advanced imaging techniques al...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary Disease:

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of long-term smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease, a new study finds.

    Fifty-five percent of those who pass lung function tests still have a respiratory impairment, researchers report.

    But, using advanced imaging techniques al...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that the advent of vaccines to fight human papillomavirus (HPV) could reduce cervical cancer in American women.

    While it's still too early to say that vaccines such as Gardasil and Cerva...Full Article