Vincent T DeVita Jr

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Yale University Medical School

Location:

  • New Haven, CT

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many elderly cancer patients use alternative medicines, including some that could interfere with their treatment, a new study shows.

    Even though alternative medicines are marketed as "natural," many contain active ingredients that can react with o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey indicates.

    The liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes is often fruit-flavored, which makes it appealing to yo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds.

    These inherited mutations occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. It has been estimated that about 5 percent of bre...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are at increased risk for skin cancer because of long hours spent in the desert sun, a new study suggests.

    "Our study has identified factors that put veterans at risk for skin cancer, including mel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Don't hope for a quick colonoscopy.

    The longer your screening takes, the less likely you are to get colon cancer, a new study suggests.

    The findings provide strong evidence to support current guidelines about how long colonoscopies shoul...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-boosting drug shows promise in fighting the blood cancer multiple myeloma, researchers report.

    Preliminary testing of the drug daratumumab included 72 multiple myeloma patients who had previously received other types of t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood cancer survivors who've had one stroke are at high risk for having another, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 14,300 people in the United States and Canada who were diagnosed with childhood cancers between 197...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer.

    The Swedish study of nearly 400 such cases found that 88 perc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young American adults believe electronic cigarettes and water pipes are safer than traditional cigarettes, a new study finds.

    "This is concerning as it suggests that even a substantial proportion of nonsmokers may view hookah as being a rela...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, "sham" acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill.

    Interestingly, sham acupuncture came in second place fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly taking low-dose aspirin or other common pain relievers may lower long-term risk of colon cancer, new research suggests.

    Men and women who took low-dose (75 to 150 milligrams) aspirin for five years or more saw their risk of colon cancer ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The farther they have to travel, the less likely cancer patients are to receive follow-up chemotherapy after surgery, a new study finds.

    This type of treatment, called adjuvant chemotherapy, is recommended for many patients after surgery to reduce...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer.

    The study, of over 1,400 women with ov...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Displaying the grace and calm that has been a hallmark of much of his public life, former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that doctors have found cancer on his brain, and he plans to undergo radiation treatment and targeted therapy.

    An...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of their disease within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, a new study suggests.

    "The good news is that death is pret...Full Article