I was almost killed by unborn baby"s fingernail: Mother was left in coma and needed 22 blood transfusions

I was almost killed by unborn baby's fingernail: Mother was left in coma and needed 22 blood transfusionsAngela Cottom almost died after a nail or hair passed into her bloodstreamThe rare condition only affects one in 80,000 birthsIt caused Mrs Cottom to suffer internal bleeding and her lungs collapsedDoctors told husband she could be in a coma for days or even weeksBut she woke up 12 hours later and went home a week later By Liz Hull PUBLISHED: 22:31 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:51 GMT, 7 January 2013 Born five weeks premature, twins Amelie and Ava only just made it into this world after being resuscitated with oxygen. But they’re not the only ones who are lucky to be alive. Their mother Angela Cottam almost died after a suspected fingernail or hair from one of them passed into her bloodstream during their birth

Britain will be "swamped" by TB unless tests to diagnose it are brought into the 21st century, experts warn

Britain will be 'swamped' by TB unless high-risk immigrants are routinely given blood tests, experts warn 9,000 cases of tuberculosis in the UK last year – up 5% on the year beforeImmigrants currently screened using chest X-rayBut experts argue this 100-year-old method only spots people with advanced disease, meaning many with no symptoms are missedCalling for blood test used in the U.S. to be standard test | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 7 December 2012 Britain will be 'swamped' by tuberculosis unless new measures to diagnose the disease A leading doctor has warned that Britain will be ‘swamped’ by tuberculosis unless new measures to diagnose the disease in immigrants are introduced