Batsi Chikura

Dr Batsi Chikura is a consultant physician and rheumatologist based in Lincoln, UK. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and a member of the British Society for Rheumatology


Morgan Tsvangirai: sex addiction and denial

By Batsi ChikuraHealth, Politics

THE recent sex scandal that has rocked the life of the lascivious Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, left many with some intriguing questions: is the Prime Minister a sex addict; just has poor judgement or is a bystander in … Read more


Combating HIV: testing the ideas

By Batsi ChikuraHealth

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is a global problem. Sub-Sahara Africa has been particularly hit hard and the prevalence in adults reached 25% at the peak of the epidemic in Zimbabwe. Behavioural changes by men have helped lower the … Read more


Are women the better sex?

By Batsi ChikuraHealth, World

IN MOST countries in the world, females live longer than their male counterparts. In the ultimate battle of longevity, women usually have the last laugh. Men may think they are indispensable, yet nature has made them disposable. This is not … Read more


Do Christians live longer?

By Batsi ChikuraHealth, Religion

TODAY, religion appears to be less important to society. There are no clear reasons why this is the case. In the past, societies with religion were more likely to survive than those without because of the lack of anarchy, well … Read more


Xenophobia: fighting the prejudice

By Batsi ChikuraHealth

A PHOBIA is an excessive or unreasonable fear of an object, place or situation and is a type of anxiety disorder. Usually, there is persistent fear and sufferers usually go to great lengths to avoid the object or situation.   Typically the … Read more


Homosexuality: nature or choice?

By Batsi ChikuraHealth, Politics, Relationships, Religion

THE question everyone wants to know is whether or not homosexuality is a medical or psychiatric condition? Do homosexuals really have a choice or they are born that way? Can modern science and medicine explain the sexual diversity? The genesis … Read more


Faulty genes and sudden death

By Batsi ChikuraHealth, Uncategorized

WE are who we are due to the genetic information contained in genes we inherited from our parents. Unfortunately some genes contain faults (mutations) and this can lead to illness, disabilities and premature death. There is a family I know … Read more


Head injury: a ticking time bomb

By Batsi ChikuraUncategorized

IT WAS sad to read about the death of a fellow Zimbabwean, Mbongeni Ndlovu, 28, who died in Oldham, UK. He died from severe head injuries following an alleged assault. He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Oldham Hospital … Read more


Conrad Murray: When a doctor goes rogue

By Batsi ChikuraHealth, Legal

DR CONRAD Murray is well known throughout the world, but for the wrong reasons. Michael Jackson, his patient, died under his care. But how did it all become lugubrious? Dr Murray has been convicted of homicide and is awaiting sentencing. … Read more


Gout, sex and the city

By Batsi ChikuraHealth

GOUT is a disease that affects joints and it causes acute pain and inflammation in joints. Any joint can be affected, but classically the big toe is affected particularly at the beginning of illness. Gout is caused by excess uric … Read more


Strength in the face of cancer diagnosis

By Batsi ChikuraHealth

Battler … Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khuphe WHEN I heard Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo had succumbed to non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 43, I took a moment to reflect the sad loss of a true son of Zimbabwe, whose music … Read more