Maysoon Zaid launched the Arab American
Comedy Festival
What do you get when you cross a 30-year-old Palestinian virgin with stand-up comedy?

Maysoon Zaid says she NEEDS a sense of humour. She is a woman, she is Muslim, she has cerebral palsy, and she is a Palestinian living in New York.

She is also very funny, and considered one of the most charismatic and successful young comedians of her generation.

Not only that, but in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in America she launched the Arab American Comedy Festival.

Her fans say she is one of the funniest women on stage today. Her mother says she wishes her daughter wouldn't swear so much.

Professor John Studd
Also in this show, more controversy over Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) - first it is bad for you, now it is good for you.

For millions of women, menopause can be miserable. Symptoms include hot flushes, mood swings and brittle bones.

HRT can prevent that, and give older women a new lease of life. But five years ago a high profile study from America linked HRT to heart disease, strokes and breast cancer. Patients came off the medication in droves only to be told now that the US report was wrong.

So what are we to believe? Professor John Studd, the chairman of the British Menopause Society tells us the latest thinking.

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