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    Netflix Pulls Documentary Blaming Cancer on Root Canals

    It had too many holes. The streaming service has dumped Root Cause after several professional dental organizations accused it of being unscientific and spreading misinformation. In the documentary, Australian filmmaker Frazer Bailey claimed, without scientific basis, that root canals can cause serious illnesses, including cancer, and argued that patients should instead simply pull out the offending tooth.

    How responsible is Netflix for its content? The issue was also broached after Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop — criticized for wellness products based on pseudoscience — recently inked a deal with the company.

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