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Researchers aim at trial to test whether BCG vaccine cuts risk of allergies

Researchers have linked rising allergy rates to improved hygiene and asked whether the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine can reverse the trend. Existing data is inconclusive, but an Australian team has seen enough to run a 1,400-person trial into the effect of the vaccine.

Tuberculosis vaccine may reverse Type 1 diabetes

A 90-year-old tuberculosis vaccine may help reverse Type I diabetes, Harvard University researchers say.

Vitamin D boosts TB shot as cancer therapy

The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine works in superficial bladder cancer, treating early stage disease and cutting recurrences. Vitamin D is linked with boosting the immune system, so researchers are looking at mice with bladder cancer to see what happens when you combine the two.