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Below are the latest news headlines for Thursday 30 May 2019.

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World MS Day

Today is World MS Day and Swan Hill and residents in the Mallee are being encouraged to join the fight against the debilitating neurological disease.

Multiple Sclerosis affects more than 25,000 Australians and progressively attacks the brain, spine and optic nerves, with sufferers secretly carrying the symptoms each day.

MS Limited CEO John Blewonski, says the number of people living with the disease is on the rise, but they will continue to raise funds and awareness in search of a cure.

Blood donation shortage across Victoria

Donors suffering from the onslaught of cold and flu has seen a significant drop in blood donations across Victoria.

Close to six thousand donations required to boost supplies back up to normal levels.

Jen Salter from the Blood Service says to make an appointment if you can help and are not currently ill.

Bowel cancer increases in young people

Mallee residents under the age of fifty are urged to be vigilant with bowel cancer as two global studies reveal a significant increase in cases.

According to the American Cancer Society study, around 1 in 10 bowel cancers are now diagnosed in people under the age of fifty, with it also being the deadliest cancer in Australians aged 25 to 29.

Bowel Cancer Australia CEO Julien Wiggins says locals shouldn't assume the disease only affects older Australians.

Food allergies not taken seriously according to study

A new survey from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia suggests some residents across the Mallee may not be taking people with food allergies seriously, even though it can be life-threatening.

More than 80% of people with a food allergy believe others often confuse their condition with lifestyle choices such as being vegan, or simply because they do not like certain foods.

However, Maria Said from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia says food allergy is not a choice and they're keen to increase awareness and support in our local community.

Central Murray/Golden Rivers Netball League Round preview

Woorinen will face Koondrook/Barham in Round Six of the Central Murray Netball League.

Woorinen are currently top of the table, with a 5-0 record on the season. Koondrook/Barham are not far behind, sitting in third with a 3-2 record.

In other fixtures, Balranald will take on Tyntynder, Mallee Eagles will try to get a win over Kerang, Nyah Nyah West United will face Tooleybuc Manangatang and Lake Boga will look for their first win over Swan Hill.

Moving to the Golden Rivers Netball League, Nullawil will take on Wandella in a first versus second clash, Moulamein will face Ultima, Murrabit will try to get a win over Hay and Macorna is searching for their first win over Quambatook.

Youth clubs receive equipment / Regional Under 15s team announced

Woorinen Youth Girls and AFL Central Murray Girls Academy were two programs who were successful in the McDonalds On Your Team Program.

The program was targeted at youth girls football programs which provides equipment to clubs. This program was state wide with several Youth Girls football programs successful.

In addition, the Under 15s Regional Team for 2019 was announced.

The Regional Team consists of players within the AFL Central Murray region and will be participating in the Mildura Carnival in early July.

The team will start their campaign against AFL Sunraysia on Monday 10th of June at Tooleybuc.

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