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Your Day in Health: November 11

The latest on the Chipotle E. coli outbreak, food labeling and more of today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: November 11

The latest on the Chipotle E. coli outbreak, food labeling and more of today's essential health news.

NBC NEWS: Chipotle to Reopen Washington, Oregon Outlets After E. Coli Outbreak

Chipotle said Tuesday it will reopen all of the 43 outlets it closed in Washington and Oregon last month, although no one has been able to find the source of the outbreak of E. coli bacteria that sickened 42 people. The outbreak appears to be over, the restaurant chain said. "The restaurants are opening in the coming days with a fresh supply of all new ingredients," Chipotle said in a statement.” Read full story.

QUARTZ: After More Than 30 Years, The US Government May Finally Define “Natural” Food

"Lemonade mix, chicken nuggets and fruit snacks are just a few of the products you may see at the supermarket with a “natural” claim on the packaging. But today, the US Food and Drug Administration announced that it was seeking comments on how the term should be defined, indicating that maybe—just maybe—there will finally be some meaningful regulation around a term found on $40.7 billion worth of food products in the US." Read full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Low Energy Sweeteners Help Reduce Energy Intake And Body Weight, Evidence Shows

"Use of low energy sweeteners (LES) in place of sugar, in children and adults, leads to reduced calorie intake and body weight — and possibly also when comparing LES beverages to water — according to a new review." Read full story.

WEB MD: Heavy Drinking May Strain The Heart

"Heavy drinking may dramatically increase a person's risk of heart failure, even if they're young and healthy, a new study suggests. People who abuse alcohol are 70 percent more likely to develop heart failure, according to findings that were to be presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla." Read full story.