Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 29 July 2016 What causes dandruff? What causes dandruff? Since the late nineteenth century, doctors have believed that a type of scalp-dwelling fungus is to blame. But now, researchers in China have demonstrated that the presence of dandruff is more closely linked to the excessive growth of so-called Staphylococcus bacteria than to fungal infections. Their discovery indicates that it’s the microbial balance on your head which is likely to determine whether or not you suffer from dandruff. It may also lead to more effective ways of treating the condition. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Type 1 diabetes linked to coeliac disease Medical 30 000 lives could be saved with this vaccine Medical ‘Palliative care gave me hope when there was none’ Lifestyle What you need to know about the connection between cellulite and weight loss News SEE: 8 trauma facts you should know Medical 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Cracked rib? » Here's why coughing can be good for you SEE: How long should a cough last? 7 ways coughing can injure your body The average cough lasts between two and three weeks and usually causes no serious physical damage – but beware when a cough turns violent! Heart health » Can you reverse your heart's age? Air purifiers may protect your heart against pollution You're not too young to have a heart attack How much do you really know about the things that can go wrong with your heart throughout the course of your life?