Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > 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 in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex What switches our sex drive on and off? Medical How older people can prevent harmful drug interactions Lifestyle Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Parenting Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption Fitness Working out in the concrete jungle Lifestyle How long has your doctor been on duty? From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.