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CANCER PREVENTION

The USPSTF recommends genetic counseling and, if indicated after counseling, genetic testing for women whose family or personal history is associated with an increased risk of harmful mutations in the BRCA 1/2 gene.

PREVENTION OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER: ALCOHOL & ILLICIT DRUGS

The ICD-11 includes a new category for alcohol use disorder: hazardous alcohol use. Categorized as a risk factor, hazardous alcohol use is a pattern of alcohol use that appreciably increases the risk of physical or mental health harmful consequence to the user. Other alcohol use disorders include alcohol dependence; harmful pattern use of alcohol; and entities such as alcohol intoxication, alcohol withdrawal, and several alcohol-induced mental disorders.

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