Using new laboratory technology, scientists have shown that cellular damage is detectable in patients after CT scanning. In this study, researchers examined the effects on human cells of low-dose radiation from a wide range of cardiac and vascular CT scans. These imaging procedures are commonly used for a number of reasons, including management of patients suspected of having obstructive coronary artery disease, and for those with aortic stenosis, in preparation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Source: DNA damage seen in patients undergoing CT scanning, study finds — ScienceDaily

Our 2015 Asia-Pacific PR Consultancies of the Year are the result of an exhaustive research process involving more than 100 face-to-face meetings with the best PR firms across the region. Winners were announced at the Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards in Hong Kong on 23 September. Analysis of all consultancies across geographic and specialist categories can be accessed via the navigation menu to the right or below.

Source: Digital PR Consultancies of the Year, Asia-Pacific 2015 | Holmes Report

The unemployment rate across 31 cities in Mainland China stayed steady at 5.1% in the first half of this year. According to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics’ population and employment statistics department released yesterday, the rate rose slightly to 5.19% from January to March because of Chinese New Year. However, it dropped promptly to 5.06% in April, keeping the overall fluctuation at less than 0.2%.

Source: China’s Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 5.1% this Year | RecruitmentBuzz | The latest thinking, news and events from the world of Recruitment

SG: Overall unemployment climbs in Q2 on back of weaker economy: MoMUnemployment rate rose to 2%. After trending down in the previous four quarters, Singapore’s overall seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose in the second quarter of 2015 on back of weak economic conditions. The Ministry of Manpower said in a report that overall unemployment rate rose to 2% in June, compared to 1.8% in March. Unemployment rate for residents grew to 2.8% from 2.5%, while unemployment rate among citizens rose to 2.9% from 2.6%.

Source: Overall unemployment climbs in Q2 on back of weaker economy: MoM | Singapore Business Review