Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Shocking prevalence of pregnancies, HIV infections in 9-19 year olds in Limpopo village Lifestyle Is it safe to sleep with your contact lenses in? We found out Lifestyle How does circumcision really affect your sex life? Here are the facts Lifestyle Do you feel sad after sex? This is why and what you can do about it Medical IBS – 4 symptoms that extend beyond your stomach Lifestyle Lung scans of smokers with COPD can reveal heart disease From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.